Owen Coyle confirmed as new Houston Dynamo head coach

Owen Coyle has been confirmed as the new Houston Dynamo manager and insists he is ready to prove  point as a foreign coach in Major League Soccer.

The Scottish head coach is just the second Dynamo manager in the club’s history, following on from Dominic Kinnear who left to rejoin the San Jose Earthquakes at the end of the 2014 regular season.

Coyle has been out of work since leaving Wigan Athletic last December, but the former Burnley and Bolton manager has signed a three-year deal with the Dynamo and is looking forward to the challenge ahead.

“Regardless of what competition you are in, if you can coach, you can coach,” he told a Houston media conference upon his appointment.

“If I am here to prove a point, I will prove a point.

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“I don’t know everything about the league, but I know a lot of the teams and the players. I brought my teams to the US for pre-season for five or six seasons.

“This is the league that continues to grow more than any other in world football and I’m sure it will become one of the world’s top leagues.

“We are not the biggest club in MLS, but they have punched above their weight before and we can do it again,” the 48-year-old added.

Coyle’s first task will be to oversee the MLS Expansion Draft on Wednesday afternoon as he could lose a couple of players before he’s even had a chance to assess his squad.

The Dynamo ended the 2014 campaign in eighth place in the Eastern Conference but they will be playing in the Western Conference once again next season as the club can prepare for a totally fresh start under their new manager.

Watch: Owen Coyle’s unveiling as Houston Dynamo head coach (via Houston Dynamo on YouTube):

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