Belfast Telegraph

Wednesday 30 July 2014

Coyle grateful to be in football

Owen Coyle

Owen Coyle insists he will remain grounded as Bolton scale the heights of the Barclays Premier League.

The Glasgow-born manager believes it is a privilege to be earning a handsome living in the game.

"If I hadn't had a career in football I would still have been paying a fiver to play five-a-side," said the 44-year-old.

"I know a real job is getting up at five, six in the morning and going out to work. A lot of people do.

"It might not be a job they are totally enamoured with but they have a family to look after and bills to pay.

"So it is a bad day if you can't come to your work with a smile on your face knowing your job is in football. We are very fortunate.

"Nobody gets more down than me when we lose games. I can be unbearable in those type of moments.

"But what I do recognise is that when we return to the training ground we are bubbly and ready to go again when something goes against you. I have always done it and always will."

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