Former Clarets boss Coyle joins arch-rivals Rovers

Owen Coyle during his final game at Burnley against MK Dons

Owen Coyle during his final game at Burnley against MK Dons

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Former Clarets boss Owen Coyle has been appointed manager of arch-rivals Blackburn Rovers.

The bombshell news was announced this morning and has been met with mixed emotions by Burnley fans.

Coyle walked out on Burnley halfway through the Clarets first-ever Premier League campaign to join relegation rivals Bolton Wanderers.

Coyle, who still lives in the Ribble Valley was sacked by the Trotters and ended up managing Houston Dynamo in the MLS.

It is believed he is the first man to manage both clubs.