Burnley step up search for new boss

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Burnley are hoping to have a new manager in place within the next fortnight, according to operational director Brendan Flood.

The new man will replace Owen Coyle, who has left the club after leading them into the top flight for the first time in 33 years. Coyle will be unveiled by their Lancashire rivals Bolton once compensation has been agreed.

Flood said: "I think we would like to have the same recipe again as much a possible and there are choices that we can consider. We have just got to meet them and make sure they have got the chemistry, the right feeling for Burnley, and hopefully make a decision within the next two weeks."

He added: "The January window puts extra pressure on everybody. We will be looking for somebody who can make a difference quickly.

"We are very happy with our squad and if we only made one or two additions nobody would complain.

"But we want to give any new manager the opportunity to look slightly beyond that and see what he wants to do.

"It's a challenge. Owen has done a magnificent job for Burnley. I don't think any of us would deny him that."

Flood expects a plenty of applications for the post.

He said: "There are always young, hungry, winning managers who want to do something and make their name.

"I think there will be a lot of interest. That gives us much more choice and hopefully we will get someone with a real ambition for Burnley and the commitment to drive the club forward in the short term."

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