Owen Coyle 'Saddened' by Phil Parkinson Resignation

  • August 21, 2019 | By Chris Mann
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Owen Coyle has expressed his sadness at the resignation of Bolton manager Phil Parkinson and his assistant, Steve Parkin.

Coyle, who took charge of Wanderers between 2010 and 2012, admitted to having every sympathy with the pair following off-field events at the University of Bolton Stadium and has no doubt that their decision was not a 'knee-jerk reaction'.

Speaking to BBC Radio Manchester, the 53-year-old said: I'm saddened for both of them that they feel it's what they've got to do.

"There's no doubt they've poured their heart and soul into the job and it's obviously been a culmination of everything in the last period of time.

"It's not been a knee-jerk reaction. This is something that's been building up for a long time.

"It's always sad when they feel that's their only recourse, that they've got to leave."

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