Owen Coyle has plenty of history with Wanderers as both a player and manager, and now his son, of the same name, is also building a reputation as a promising young coach.

Coyle Sr made more than 70 appearances for the Whites and was part of the side that won the Division One play-off final against Reading in 1995, getting on the scoresheet that day.

The Scot returned as manager in 2010 and spent two years in the hot seat. He led the club to the FA Cup semi-final the following year but was unable to prevent relegation from the Premier League in 2012.

Coyle Sr is currently manager at Scottish side Queen’s Park, having taken charge last season following a successful spell in India.

He will now work alongside his son, who was appointed head coach of Young Queen’s Park earlier this summer to work with the club’s promising young talent.

“It is a great opportunity,” said Coyle Jr. “It is a great platform to build on and a club that has got a lot of different initiatives, ideas and ways of working to your traditional UK approach.

“It is a great place to be and a great place to learn. I want to better myself and the young players around the club.

“If we can progress players into the first-team environment where they go onto be successful – the club has done that over a number of years with the likes of Andrew Robertson, who has gone on and done tremendously well at Liverpool.”

Coyle Jr is looking forward to learning from his dad and the rest of the management team, and is keen to make the most of the opportunity. 

He added: “It is great to be around him every day, but equally I am here to make my own name and reputation within the professional game.

“To be around it and learn from him and the other staff he has taken with him across the globe, with all their knowledge and experience, is something I am looking forward to.

“My dad has obviously had a lot of success and a lot of challenges in his career, which I think is the case for any football manager.

“He worked at Bolton for many years and has very, very special memories of the club. He is one of my biggest supporters and we are very close.

“I would love to achieve half of what he has achieved in the game, but I am my own person. I am keen to make my own name in the game despite having the same name, which can be a challenge at times!”

The Bolton News: Coyle Jr is preparing for the upcoming Amputee World Cup in IstanbulCoyle Jr is preparing for the upcoming Amputee World Cup in Istanbul

Coyle Jr has worked hard to make his own name as a coach and earn a chance to prove himself in the professional game.

He has served as the head coach of the England Amputee national team since a young age and will continue in the role until the upcoming World Cup in Istanbul has finished.

Coyle Jr has learned a lot from the experience and is keen to finish on a high before stepping down to concentrate on his new role.

“It has been phenomenal,” he said. “It is something that has been a real challenge but a real privilege, and I have learned a lot from the experience. I think a lot of those skills are transferable to the mainstream game.

“Whether it is working with amputee footballers or Premier League players, people are people and that is what you are trying to manage.

“I try to manage performances on a personal level and offer support in any way I can as a leader, mentor and friend.

“There have been a lot of really positive experiences in that time. It has been a great journey and one we are looking to top off in style come October.”

During his time managing the England Amputee team, Coyle Jr has worked with Rhyce Ramsden, helping the Tonge Moor resident become a key member of the squad.

“He has been brilliant,” said Ramsden. “He brought me in, introduced me to everyone and is always the first person on the phone making sure everyone is alright.

“I have realised in the last couple of years that he is a bit more than just my football manager, he is a top guy.

“As a manager, he is brilliant. He shows professionalism and drills it into each player that once you are at the England camps, you are an elite athlete.”