Former Wanderers boss Owen Coyle is not planning to make an immediate return to management after stepping down from his role as head coach at Queen's Park.

Coyle, who made 78 appearances for the Whites before returning to the UniBol as manager in 2010, guided the club to the Scottish League One title in 2022.

The Spiders finished third this season and narrowly missed out on promotion to the top flight after losing against Patrick Thistle in the play-offs.

Coyle had nothing but positive things to say about his time at Queen's Park but admits he now needs time to 'recharge his batteries'. 

“It’s with a heavy heart that I inform everyone that I will be leaving Queen’s Park,” he told the club website.

“I informed the club of my wish to leave after what has been an outstanding last 12 months - winning promotion to the Championship when nobody gave us a chance of doing so, and then coming so close to winning the league and reaching the SPFL playing exciting and entertaining football.

“I would like to thank my first team staff and everyone that helped make it an enjoyable year, Queen’s Park is a wonderful club with an amazing set of supporters who I want to personally thank. I wish the club continued success on its journey.”

Coyle also had spells in charge at Burnley, Blackburn and Wigan among others, as well as a successful stint in India with Jamshedpur.

Chief executive Leeann Dempster added: “Although disappointing, we respect Owen’s decision and wish him well for the future, and we thank him for his efforts over the last twelve months.

“We now begin the task of finding a new head coach to help us in our aims of being the best club to develop talented young players and achieving success on the pitch.”

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