Bolton boss Coyle: I tried everything to re-sign Chelsea striker Sturridge
Their friendship did not run to letting Bolton re-sign Sturridge on loan.
Coyle said: "He texted me 'Coyley, you must be crazy if you think I'm letting this lad out of here'.
"He gave me Gael Kakuta instead. We get on very well, we speak about a million things football-wise."