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Coyle grateful to be in football

Published 26/11/2010

Owen Coyle
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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