Ex-Wigan and Bolton boss Owen Coyle will look to take Brits to MLS

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Former Wigan Athletic and Bolton Wanderers boss Owen Coyle is heading to MLS with Houston Dynamo and will look to take fellow Brits with him.

Owen Coyle is taking on a new challenge a long way from home, with the Scot accepting an offer from MLS side Houston Dynamo.

His coaching experience to date has been acquired in Britain with the likes of St Johnstone, Burnley, Bolton Wanderers and Wigan Athletic.

He has bossed in the Premier League with the Clarets and the Trotters, but struggled when charged with the task of trying to take the Latics back to that level.

Coyle has been linked with several posts since leaving the DW Stadium, but he has decided to open a new chapter in America.

He claims to be well versed in the demands and quality of MLS competition, but admits he will be scouring the British market for talent he can take with him to the US.

Coyle told Sky Sports News: “Wherever you go, you want the best players available for the finances that you can bring in.

“There are some huge talents there, coming into the MLS, already there and some more to come. We have Giles Barnes, who was outstanding last year for Houston Dynamo.

“If they are the right players that can fit in to what we’re doing, of course you would want to bring them on board. There are some terrific players within the English set-up, so it’s obviously a market we will look at. But it has to be the right player for the right finance.”

British players have flooded to the States since David Beckham burst open the MLS door with the LA Galaxy in 2007.

England international Jermain Defoe is currently in Canada with Toronto FC, while Frank Lampard has agreed to link up with New York City – once his commitments at Manchester City are over.

Coyle should have no problem in coaxing other players across the Atlantic, with America now embracing a sport which once struggled to compete with the more established national pastimes.

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