Report: Houston Dynamo manager Owen Coyle listed as shock Celtic candidate

Owen Coyle

Celtic are reportedly looking at Houston Dynamo boss Owen Coyle.

According to the Daily Mail, Houston Dynamo boss Owen Coyle is in contention for the Celtic job, along with a host of other managers.

Celtic are searching for a new manager this summer after confirming that manager Ronny Deila is leaving the club, and with the final game of the season now out of the way, the managerial search can now be ramped up.

A host of names have been mentioned for the job ever since Deila's departure was confirmed, with Roy Keane, Brendan Rodgers, David Moyes and Neil Lennon all in contention from the get-go, but now a surprise name has been touted for the job.

The Daily Mail report that Owen Coyle is on a list of candidates for the job, along with those aforementioned names as well as Malky Mackay and Roberto Martinez.

Paisley-born Coyle, 49, spent the majority of his playing career in Scotland with the likes of Dundee United, Motherwell, Dunfermline, Ross County, Falkirk and St. Johnstone, before turning his hand to management.

After managing St. Johnstone, Coyle moved on to Burnley, where he guided the club to promotion to the Premier League back in 2009, before a spell with Bolton Wanderers, where he oversaw the club's relegation to the Championship in 2012.

Coyle then lasted less than six months at Wigan Athletic, and is currently out in the United States managing Houston Dynamo, where he appears to have caught the attention of Celtic.

It's interesting that the Daily Mail claim interest in Coyle, as he told the Houston Chronicle earlier this week that any talk of him going to Celtic was completely made up - and only time will tell whether Coyle really is a target for Celtic or not.

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