Owen Coyle in the mix for Motherwell returnby Jack Kitson / 01 March 2017, 11:37Tweet
Former Motherwell striker Owen Coyle could be set to make a swift return to the dugout with the managerless club, if the latest odds are to be trusted.
Coyle, who was sacked by Championship outfit Blackburn Rovers last week, leads the way at the top of the Next Motherwell Manager Market following Tuesday’s departure of Mark McGhee.
Motherwell are hunting for their seventh boss in just 10 years as they attempt to avoid slipping out of the Scottish Premier League.
Last weekend’s 5-1 defeat at home to Dundee - the club’s fourth loss in a row – combined with Hamilton’s shock win over Aberdeen on Tuesday, means that Well have sunk into the relegation play-off spot, while they’re just two points above rock-bottom Inverness.
Coyle, a controversial summer appointment at Ewood Park, endured a torrid time at Rovers who terminated his contracted after only 37 games, leaving the 50-year-old with a win percentage of just 29.73 - the worst of his managerial career.
The former Burnley and Bolton boss, who has previously managed in Scotland with Falkirk and St Johnstone, can currently be found at 2/1 at the top of the market ahead of interim manager Stephen Robinson, former Hibs gaffer Alan Stubbs and Greenock Morton’s Jim Duffy.
Owen Coyle's caused more damage to the North West than Maggie Thatcher #wafc— Wigan Athletic (@WiganFanPage) February 21, 2017
I'd be surprised if Owen Coyle was named next Motherwell manager.— Gordon Duncan (@gordonduncan7) March 1, 2017
Always open to surprises though...