Coyle wins chief backing
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Chairman Phil Gartside has urged fans to back Owen Coyle after rejecting claims the Bolton manager's job is under threat.
The Trotters are languishing just one place off the bottom of the Premier League and Saturday's 3-0 defeat at Tottenham was their 11th loss in just 14 league games this season.
But Gartside has insisted that sacking Coyle is not the answer and has called for the supporters to get behind Coyle over the next weeks to help the club lift themselves clear of trouble.
Gartside said: "In terms of pressure, it's football pressure, not real life. There's people out there struggling to put food on the table for their families, so in terms of pressure in the Premier League, that comes with the territory."
Coyle remains confident in his ability to lead Bolton out of trouble and said: "I've had, from day one, a fantastic relationship with my owner and chairman.
"They know what I am capable of doing and they know what the team is capable of doing. I know how football works. I know that every day I come in I do my very best.
"If one day someone thinks that's not good enough, or it's not the right thing for the club, I have absolutely no problem with it.
"In terms of pressure, it's football pressure, not real life.
"There's people out there struggling to put food on the table for their families, so in terms of pressure in the Premier League, that comes with the territory.
"But I put myself under my own personal pressure because I want to win games, because of my own self-belief. You pride yourself on doing your very best. And that's what I do."