Coyle cools Bolton appointment talk

Bolton are without a manager having sacked Gary Megson on Wednesday

following the 2-2 draw against Hull. Burnley boss Coyle, a former

Wanderers player who was also linked with the Celtic job in the

summer, said: “It is a fantastic job for someone out there but my

focus is on doing the best against MK Dons this weekend. “I have

had speculation time and time again but, as always, I am

concentrating on the job in hand.” Former Wolves academy chief

Evans and head coach Steve Wigley are taking charge of the side

following Megson’s sacking. They begin their tenure on Saturday

when League Two side Lincoln visit the Reebok Stadium in the FA Cup

third round. Evans, who was recruited as assistant manager by

Megson two years ago, said: “I will not be applying for this job. I

have no intention of being the manager of Bolton Wanderers. “But

equally I would like to feel I am professional enough to do the

best possible job I can during the time given to me. “Steve and I

come from similar backgrounds and have similar ideas. We have work

to do and will continue to do that as best we can.” Wigley will

pick the team to face Lincoln with Wanderers unbeaten in four

matches. That record was not good enough to save Megson however,

who failed to win over a section of the fans. Evans admitted: “I am

surprised to be in this position. Gary called me yesterday with the

news. “I am disappointed as well as he gave me an opportunity to

come here. But the decision was made by people over and above us.

“The issues with regards to the fans does not help. But now is the

time to look forward. “I have a professional job to do. I am under

contract and will do whatever job is asked of me to the best of my

ability. “The remit we have is that we act in the best interests of

the club until a new manager comes in so we are well prepared for

each game.”