OWEN COYLE has shot down suggestions he has had talks with Celtic as a possible replacement for Ronny Deila.
The Houston Dynamo coach fuelled speculation when he missed Monday’s training session with the MLS outfit to travel to Scotland.
Club president Chris Canetti admitted he had given Coyle time off in order to attend the funeral of a close friend, but he was expected back to take training today.
Coyle dismissed the link with his boyhood idols and said: “It is a story that somebody has made up.
“The two of us were totally dumbfounded because we didn’t know anything about it. That’s an itch in the world today with social media.
“It’s fair to say we know nothing about it.”
The 49-year-old man of many clubs flew out of Houston on Sunday night after the Dynamo’s 1-0 victory over Real Salt Lake.
Coyle was linked with the Parkhead side in 2010 before the job was handed to Neil Lennon.
He has managed Falkirk, St Johnstone, Burnley, Bolton, Wigan and now Houston Dynamo over a 13-year period.
The Scot was named as Roberto Martinez’s successor at Wigan on June 14 2013, but was sacked on December 2 that year after a series of disappointing results.
Martinez himself has just been sacked by Everton and could well emerge as a serious contender for the Celtic job.
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