Burnley have received a massive boost ahead of their first season in the top-flight of English football for 33-years after they confirmed that manager Owen Coyle has signed a new long-term contract at Turf Moor.
The announcement will end speculation regarding the future of the 42-year-old former St Johnstone
manager after he was heavily linked with the vacant managerial position at Celtic
earlier this month prior to Tony Mowbray's appointment.
The Paisley-born boss, who has been nicknamed 'God' by the Clarets support after guiding the Lancashire outfit to the glitz and glamour of the Premier League, has committed his future to the club until 2012/13 season."We are delighted to secure Owen's commitment to Burnley Football Club for a four year period until the end of 2012/13 season," Burnley
's operational director Brendan Flood told the club's official website.
"Owen is a young manager with a great future, who will continue to revive the traditions of Burnley FC to develop young British talent and to play attractive football.
"As this year represents the club's 50th anniversary since we won the First Division, we are delighted that Owen will lead the club and its fans through one of the most exciting seasons in our history.