Owen Coyle Resigns From Ross County
Ross County have today confirmed the manager Owen Coyle has resigned from his post after just five months in charge at the struggling Premiership club. Coyle who has been in charge of the club since September, leaves them three points adrift at the bottom.
Ross County have won four of their twenty-one league matches under Coyle, whose assistant Sandy Stewart has also left the club. He won his first match in charge after replacing Jim McIntyre a 2-0 victory against fellow strugglers Kilmarnock.
Coyle managed two more victories in the next five league games, his team then failed to win in their next twelve top-flight games bringing that run to an end with a 4-1 success at Dundee on 3rd February. A 2-0 defeat at fellow strugglers St Johnstone on Saturday proved to be Coyle’s final game in charge.
Before taking over at Dingwall, Coyle previously managed St Johnstone, Burnley, Bolton Wanderers, Wigan Athletic and Blackburn Rovers. Since he walked away from Turf Moor kissing the Clarets goodbye, Coyle has lead all of his teams to relegation except Houston Dynamo, who went on a fifteen game run without a win before he resigned and left the USA to returned to the UK.
Speaking about his resignation Owen Coyle said, “Myself and the chairman had a chat on Monday and after some reflective thought I felt for the good of Ross County. It is a very challenging situation with my family being in England and it is in everyone’s best interests for me to offer my resignation, which the chairman duly accepted.”