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Coyle denies Kevin Davies interest

Clive Brunskill

Earlier today, Owen Coyle was officially unveiled as Wigan Athletic's new manager after the news became official last Friday. The man leading Bolton's rivals next season has a tough task ahead of him as he aims to hold on to some of the Latics' best pieces while having to bring in what Dave Whelan said would be "seven or eight" new players. As such, there is a general interest (no one is really concerned about it) regarding whether Coyle will try to go for any current or former Bolton Wanderers.

One of the names that first came to mind when Coyle was proclaimed Wigan's manager was that of clubless Kevin Daives. The former Bolton skipper had what was by all accounts a strong relationship with the former Bolton manager in their overlapping time at the club. With the Bolton legend available on a free, it seemed to make sense that Wigan would go for him for depth, if anything.

During his introductory press conference (that a few hundred people watched), Owen Coyle said that would not be the case:

"Kevin was my skipper and an outstanding player. Itwould be remiss of me to mention individual players but he is a good lad.

"I think there is a bit of interest in Kevin but it is probably not what we are looking to bring into the football club although he is an outstanding man."

So that's that. Kevin Davies continues the hunt for a new club.