Kilby hoping to tie down Coyle

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Burnley chairman Barry Kilby will discuss a contract extension with manager Owen Coyle.

Former St Johnstone boss Coyle has been linked with Scottish giants Celtic after guiding the Clarets into the Barclays Premier League.

Coyle has already distanced himself from the reports and Kilby claims they are not something that concern him, telling Sky Sports News: "As far as I am concerned, Owen is contracted to us. He has another two years to run and we are going to talk about an extension to that."

He added: "I think Burnley will want to stay with Owen Coyle and Owen Coyle will want to stay with Burnley and pit his wits against the best of the Premier League.

"I'm not that concerned, it has not been on the agenda. Owen is our manager and that is the end of it as far as I am concerned."

Burnley clinched their return to the top flight after a 33-year absence with victory over Sheffield United in the play-off final on Monday.

The club have immediately been installed as favourites for relegation but Kilby is confident they can hold their own.

He continued: "We've been that all season, the underdogs.

"I think we can get a formula together and we will compete as hard as we can. We will be sitting down and getting our plans together, looking at clubs like Stoke and Hull to see how they've performed.

"I think we'll give a good account of ourselves."

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