Bolton sack Owen Coyle

Bolton have sacked manager Owen Coyle after just 10 games of the Championship season.

Coyle leaves the Reebok Stadium after nearly three years in charge following a day of talks with owner Eddie Davies and chairman Phil Gartside.

Former Wolves boss Mick McCarthy heads the shortlist of potential replacements with Leeds manager Neil Warnock and Karl Robinson at MK Dons also in the frame.

In a statement on the club website, Gartside said: 'Owen poured his heart and soul into the job, both on and off the pitch, and he led our club with great dignity during some very challenging times.

'It is the right time for a change. We set a target at the beginning of the season and want to get back on track.

'I would like to place on record our sincere thanks to Owen, Sandy Stewart and Steve Davis for all their hard work during their time at Bolton Wanderers.'