2nd-tier Bolton fires manager Coyle

Bolton has fired manager Owen Coyle after the club’s poor start

to the second-tier League Championship following its relegation

from the Premier League.

Bolton is 18th in the 24-team standings with 11 points from 10

games.

Bolton chairman Phil Gartside said Tuesday ”it is the right

time for a change.”

Coyle was praised for the way he supported Fabrice Muamba after

the midfielder suffered an on-field cardiac arrest during an FA Cup

match at Tottenham in March.

But his team’s 11-year stint in the country’s top division came

to an end and it has won just three matches this season.