Date: 27th May 2009 at 4:41pm
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Celtic are set to appoint Burnley boss Owen Coyle as manager, according to the BBC.

Coyle, who won promotion to the English Premier League at the weekend, is thought to have opted to turn down the chance to take Burnley further and instead manage the club he has supported since childhood.

The managerial vacancy was created when Gordon Strachan decided to step down from the Parkhead hot-seat. It seems unlikely Coyle will have any trouble winning over the Celtic support – something Strachan never managed in four years at the club.

Burnley were desperate to keep Coyle at Turf Moor, reportedly offering him a contract extension, but the lure of Parkhead has apparently proved to be too strong.

The claims come hours after Croatia boss Slaven Bilic was said to be interested in the vacancy. Former Charlton boss Alan Curbishley is also rumoured to have already been interviewed for the role.