Clarets get go ahead

Last updated : 21 November 2007 By Tony Scholes
Yesterday the Irn-Bru Scottish League club refused us permission but made it clear it was a financial matter and that they would not stand in Coyle's way should Burnley match the asking price.

Further negotiations have taken place and we have now been given that permission with talks with Coyle expected to open very soon.

Whether we will have a new manager in place ahead of Saturday's home game against Stoke remains to be seen, but we are obviously getting closer.

St. Johnstone Chairman Geoff Brown has said: "The approach from Burnley this week has come out of the blue and the offer they have made today is improved on the one yesterday. I rate Owen highly and that is why he was recently rewarded with a three year contract and that has been taken into account when discussing compensation figures."

Brown has stressed that he remains manager of his club at the time, adding: "We have given Burnley permission to speak to Owen and they will now have to agree personal terms. If that cannot be done then he will remain Manager of St Johnstone Football Club."


Burnley have since confirmed this news and that talks between our club and Owen Coyle will take place tomorrow.