Bolton: Once hailed as one of Britain's most promising young managers, Owen Coyle was fired by second-tier Bolton on Tuesday to complete his fall from grace after the club's relegation from the Premier League.
In its first season out of the top flight since 2001, Bolton has won just three of its 10 matches to lie in 18th place in the 24-team League Championship.
"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," Bolton chairman Phil Gartside said. "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."