Very quietly, Owen Coyle has proven himself one of the savviest English Premier League managers in the transfer market. He understands basic economic principles too many managers at the highest level simply don’t get.
The key to the transfer market, like any market, is to master risk versus reward. Ideally, a manager wants to buy cheap assets (players) that have the potential to yield big returns. Coyle has done this brilliantly. In his first eight months as manager at Bolton, Coyle has spent virtually no money and improved his squad significantly.