Owen Coyle is out and the Houston Dynamo are in search of a new head coach once more. In a nice way, the Houston Dynamo have fired the embattled coach allowing him to resign and return to England. Along with Coyle went Sandy Stewart. The move comes as no surprise since just weeks ago, Twitter was abuzz with with a rumor that he had been given permission to negotiate with Celtic FC. A rumor quickly squashed by the organization and Coyle himself.
“It is a story that somebody has made up,” Coyle told Houston Chronicle reporter Corey Roepken. “The two of us were totally dumbfounded because we didn’t know anything about it. That’s an itch in the world today with social media. It’s fair to say we know nothing about it.”
The resignation comes as no surprise given the 49 year old’s track record. In 2011, Celtic FC had offered their job to then Bolton Wanderers coach but he turned them down to remain with Bolton only to leave mid-season for Wigan. The native Scot had started his managerial career with St. Johnstone and three months after signing a one year extension in July of 2007, he jumped shipped to Burnley. In June of 2009, rumors linked Coyle to the Celtic side however inside of heading their there he signed an extension taking him through 2012-2013 with Burnley. Six months later he was gone to Bolton after a five game road losing streak.
Three years later after his longest stint with any side as manager, Bolton terminated his contract. Coyle wound up at Wigan in June of 2013 where he lasted six months before resigning after losing three games in a week and his team mired in the 14th spot of the table.
Surprise, six months later he arrived in Houston on December 9th as the heir apparent to Dominic Kinnear.
“”Regardless of what competition you are in, if you can coach, you can coach,” were his words to the Houston media upon his arrival.
At 14-21-11, suffice it to say he can’t coach.
So what lies ahead for Houston. At the moment it will be a coach by committee in a technical sense as Wade Barrett, Paul Rogers and Paul Caffery.