It was a no brainer

Last updated : 22 November 2007 By Tony Scholes
Speaking after this morning's press conference he said: "My message to the fans would be come and support us and give us all your encouragement. Players respond to support and encouragement and we will be trying to give every effort to go and win football games for you.

"I am delighted to take this opportunity, and delighted is an understatement, I just can't wait to get going now. Leaving St. Johnstone was a wrench because of everything I have done at that football club, but as soon as Burnley came on the scene it was a no brainer for me and the sooner I could get down here and get going the better. In the end it was just too great an opportunity to turn down and there was no chance of that happening."

He paid his thanks to his former club who hadn't stood in his way but then focussed on the Clarets. "I know from my time at Bolton that the fans here are passionate and when you walk in here you realise this is a magnificent football club, a home of football.

"It is a magnificent setting and now the job is on to take the club on. I hope to bring enthusiasm, drive, spirit and a real determination to win football matches.

"It is important that the fans are part of that too because the players are representing them and the fans must see that they are giving every ounce of effort they have to achieve results."

Steve Davis is continuing to prepare the team but he is very much part of Coyle's plans with the new manager stating that Steve will be first team coach. "Steve has done most of the preparations for Saturday and I'll chat to him about the team.

"I plan to address the players tomorrow and I expect to be in the dug out on Saturday because I'm not one for sitting in the stands. I am a bit of a fidget so you will probably see me out there shouting and bawling and cajoling the boys to get the three points.

"We have a big game, but whatever game we go into we will look to move and pass the ball and try to win those matches. And at the end of the season we will see where that takes us."

Click HERE to view the press conference from our local newspaper the Burnley Express.