Saturday, 15 June 2013

OWEN COYLE'S £1M PREMIER LEAGUE PAYDAY


ABOVE: Owen Coyle has a huge incentive for promotion
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Coyle, sacked by Bolton last October, has to rebuild after the departure of a number of stars.
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15th June 2013

By Chris McKenna

OWEN COYLE will pocket a tasty £1m bonus if he leads Wigan back to the Premier League.

The Scot, 46, was last night ­confirmed as the successor to Roberto Martinez at the DW Stadium.
Coyle has signed a one-year rolling contract with chairman Dave Whelan, which will earn the former Bolton boss around £1m a year.
However, Whelan will reward Coyle by doubling his wages if he can take the FA Cup holders back into the big time ­after their Premier League ­relegation.
Coyle will become Wigan’s first new manager in four years after Martinez’s departure for Everton.
But he has been warned by Whelan he must achieve promotion within TWO years or he could face the boot.
Coyle, sacked by Bolton last October, has to rebuild after the departure of a number of stars.
Antolin Alcaraz, Franco Di Santo, Maynor Figueroa, Ronnie Stam and David Jones have all left the club after their contracts expired.
Mike Pollitt, Adrian Lopez and Roman Golobart are also out of contract ahead of a season that sees Wigan challenging on four fronts.
The Latics face a 46-game Championship season, FA Cup defence and Europa League and League Cup campaigns.
Coyle, who guided Burnley to the Premier League in 2009, will have to add to his squad with what is expected to be a shoestring budget.
Whelan said: “Getting back into the Premier League is the priority.
“I know we are in Europe next season, but the total, utter priority is to get back in the Premier League in the next two years.
“There is a lot of work to do and we are short of about 10 players, so he’s got a lot of work on.”
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