Owen Coyle has been unveiled as Houston Dynamo’s new coach as he takes his first job since leaving Wigan a year ago.
Coyle jumped at the chance to manage again as he admitted “it’s nice to be wanted” as he put pen to paper on a three-year-contract.
The former Wigan manager is set to become only the Dynamo’s second ever coach as Dominic Kinnear called time on his nine year tenure at the franchise club.
The Scotsman will see this as a way to reignite his career after struggling to reach the heights with Bolton and Wigan as he did with Burnley.
Coyle has been a fan of the Dynamo’s as he has followed them for many years.
He also told the clubs website of his plans for the club under his supervision.
"I feel we have a great opportunity to put a team on the pitch that is pleasing on the eye and can win games."
President Chris Canetti admitted Coyle wasn’t even on his initial shortlist but after a phone call with the former Premier League manager it all changed.
Canetti gave MLSsoccer.com an insight into their conversation, "One of the things that was really important for me was that someone shared the vision for the club and wanted to be part of the club heading into the future."
He also mentioned, "One of the things that Owen made clear to me and stressed time and again was that he’s coming here to help build this club and take it to the next level both on and off the pitch."
The ability to attract a manager of Owen Coyle’s stature shows how quickly the MLS is growing that now it is attracting excellent coaches as well as players.