Coyle set for showdown talks at Burnley

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Owen Coyle will meet with Burnley's chairman Barry Kilby to discuss his future after it emerged he has held talks with Bolton over the club's vacant manager's position.

Following the departure of Gary Megson last week, former Bolton player Coyle was favourite to take over at the Reebok Stadium. For the first time, Burnley officially confirmed on Monday that Coyle has held discussions with Bolton.

A statement issued by Burnley read: "We can now confirm that manager Owen Coyle has held discussions with Bolton over the vacant manager's position at the Reebok Stadium."

The statement continued: "Burnley chairman Barry Kilby will now meet with Coyle to discuss his future at Turf Moor.

"This will take place following Coyle's return from Scotland on Monday night.

"Burnley will not make any further comment at this time."

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