Kean and Coyle are from the Glasgow area, both brought up as followers of the classy Celtic football style and now young coaches with attacking play on their minds.
The pair could hit lofty heights as managers that they never did as players and the two will do it in their street-wise, sharp-witted way.
The Wanderers boss is an admirer of the unsung fellow Scot but cracked: "I am sure Steve won't be happy with being called the 'new Owen Coyle.' He is quite a good-looking lad.
"I am sure Steve will do well. I know him from up the road. He was at Celtic and had a horrendous injury that slowed his career.
"He was always interested in coaching from an early age, he is terrific at it and a good lad as well with a fine sense of humour. He is very likeable.
"Much as I have sympathy for Sam Allardyce and knowing that Steve will be too, he knows he has to carry on. He played a part in the fine work they have done beforehand.
"He was an SFA staff coach as well, he has got great credentials. He will get the best out of his footballers. They have some terrific ingredients there."