Blackburn Rovers appoint former Burnley boss Owen Coyle

Jack Kitson by Jack Kitson / 02 June 2016, 12:34

Blackburn Rovers have once again incurred the wrath of their own supporters after appointing Owen Coyle - a former manager of fierce rivals Burnley - as their new boss.

It was only last week that the Scot left his position at MLS outfit Houston Dynamo - in order to be closer to his family - and it didn't take long for him to find a job back in the North West with Championship side Rovers, who lost Paul Lambert at the end of the season.

Rovers' decision to name Coyle as Lambert's replacement is undoubtedly a controversial one given that the 49-year-old previously managed their Lancashire neighbours Burnley, along with the Greater Manchester duo of Wigan and Bolton.

With this in mind the popularity of the club's owners, Venky's, has plummeted to a new low...if that was even possible. On Wednesday #VenkysOut was trending worldwide on Twitter (see tweet below) as Rovers fans vented their frustration towards the chicken company.

Coyle will be tasked with mounting a push for promotion next term as Rovers bid to escape the Championship at the fifth time of asking. The former Premier League champions can currently be backed at 10/1 to move up to the top-flight, while they're out at 33/1 to do so in style by winning the second-tier. On the other hand the club have been given odds of 5/1 to suffer relegation down to League One (all odds courtesy of Sky Bet).

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