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Ex-Burnley boss Coyle inspired by Moyes, McLeish foreign moves

Former Burnley and Bolton Wanderers boss Owen Coyle is weighing up a move abroad.

Coyle looks at how working abroad seems to have reinvigorated Alex McLeish, at RacingGenk, and David Moyes, with Real Sociedad, and ponders whether he could be the next Scots-born boss to move further afield.

"I've had offers from both home and abroad - so that's not something I'd rule out," Coyle told the Daily Mail.

"When you leave Scotland, you go abroad to go to England! That's not something I would worry about if it was the right opportunity.

"In essence, the game's the same game, you just have different levels. The principles, the things you bring to training and produce in terms of putting a team together are all the same.

"Alex McLeish was my manager at Motherwell and is someone I've got so much time and huge respect for. He has always been a fantastic manager.

"He had a spell where he left Nottingham Forest, when people think it was under a cloud or whatever, then wasn't working for a bit. But it never changed the fact he was a very good manager.

"And nobody is going to tell me David Moyes is not an outstanding manager because of the trials and tribulations he had at Manchester United.

"It's a fickle business and we all know the nature of the game. But you retain that belief in your own ability.

"Look at Alex. He's got Genk challenging up at the top end of the Belgian League. What a story that would be. And I'm delighted for him."

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