Bolton Wanderers have announced the appointment of former Burnley boss Owen Coyle as Gary Megson’s replacement.

Coyle has signed a two-and-a-half year deal at the Reebok but will have to wait a week for his first match in charge after Bolton’s match at Sunderland was postponed due to the weather.

The Scot told the Bolton official website: “I’m absolutely delighted to be back at Bolton Wanderers.”

Meanwhile, another pair of Scottish managers, John Hughes of Hibernian and Paul Lambert of Norwich City, have ruled themselves out of the running to replace Coyle.

Paul Jewell is currently the bookies favourite although with Barry Kilby and Brendan Flood yet to draw up a shortlist this is meaningless.