Coyle: Houston, we have a problem

Former Wigan Athletic boss Owen Coyle has left his role as Houston Dynamo head coach by mutual consent.

Thursday, 26th May 2016, 11:14 am
Updated Thursday, 26th May 2016, 12:18 pm
Owen Coyle

The 49-year-old, who took charge of the MLS club in December 2014 on a three-year deal, wishes to be closer to his family in England.

And the former Republic of Ireland international made the decision after speaking with Dynamo president Chris Canetti.

Coyle said: “I asked Chris if I could speak with him and I explained to him the challenge of being away from my family and how we all want the best for Houston Dynamo.

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“I want to wish all members of the staff, from owner Gabriel Brener to president Chris Canetti to general manager Matt Jordan, everyone has been such a source of support, along with the players and the technical staff.

“I’d like to thank the Dynamo supporters, who have been outstanding.

“We have a brilliant club, and I have no doubt success is just around the corner.”

Canetti added: “It is unfortunate that we were unable to achieve the goals we set forth together and that we find ourselves mutually parting ways as a result of many professional and personal circumstances.

“Without a doubt, Owen brought many great qualities to the club since his arrival 18 months ago and made a positive impression on the people around him.

“He is an excellent coach and an even better person, and I wish him and his terrific family nothing but the best going forward.”