Notts County striker Akinbiyi tribute to Burnley boss Coyle

Notts County striker Ade Akinbiyi has paid a glowing tribute to his former Burnley boss Owen Coyle. Coyle will celebrate two years in charge of the Clarets this weekend.

Notts County striker Ade Akinbiyi has paid a glowing tribute to his former Burnley boss Owen Coyle.

Coyle will celebrate two years in charge of the Clarets this weekend.

Akinbiyi told the Lancashire Telegraph: “I’m not saying Burnley are Manchester United, but he puts me in mind of Sir Alex Ferguson with the way he works with the whole club – from the first team down to the reserves and youth team,” he said. “He wants everything to be perfect, and if you're working for a manager that’s how you want everything to be.

“With the little money he’s had he’s got them into the Premier League. Imagine what he could do with a big budget! But he’s shown managers all over England what is possible without one. He’s probably made a lot of chairmen happy too!

“But it all boils down to the way he is with people.

“He likes to have a laugh, but it’s never at the expense of getting the job done.

“Monday’s the first day of training and getting back into it after a game, Tuesday’s serious, Wednesday was our day off, Thursday we concentrated on tactics but on Friday we were allowed a laugh, and that really helped us to relax before a game.

“But come kick-off time you knew you had to get to work, and if you got a result, then you could relax again.”

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