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Coyle remains ‘comfortable’ with Clarets exit
11:20am Friday 17th August 2012 in npower Championship table
OWEN Coyle is braced for a fiery reception at Turf Moor tomorrow, but insists his conscience remains clear about his departure.
Tomorrow’s Championship opener at Turf Moor will be the second time the Scot has returned to the club he managed for just over two years.
The Carling Cup brought his current and former club together the season after his controversial exit.
He felt the full force of the fans’ anger that night, and had his misery compounded when Wade Elliott – the player who had fired him into the Premier League with the Clarets – dumped him out of the competition.
He hopes former Burnley players Chris Eagles and Tyrone Mears, who were reunited with him at the Reebok last year, are in for a warmer welcome back.
Of the reception he expects to receive, Coyle said: “Whatever Saturday brings, it brings. It’s coming up for nearly three years now but whether water has passed under the bridge will probably be up to the individual. All I will ever have is good feeling for Burnley Football Club.
“Yes, there was a furore when I left but people close to me know there was loads of stuff I could have said but I didn’t. I know what happened word for word and minute by minute, and I’m comfortable, so that says a lot.”