Bolton manager Owen Coyle 'emotional' over Burnley exit
Coyle says he did not move to Bolton for his own financial benefit
Bolton boss Owen Coyle says he left Burnley with a "heavy heart" but has revealed concern over transfer funds was a factor in his decision to leave.
Coyle, 43, said leaving Burnley for relegation-threatened Bolton last week had been a "difficult" decision.
Speaking for the first time as Bolton boss he added: "It's very emotional, but it's such an exciting challenge.
"My frustration is we took Burnley to a certain level and it was always going to be difficult to throw £30m at it."
Coyle said that he thought Bolton had greater long-term potential than his former club.
Coyle's Bolton switch a 'football decision'
"If you look at the infrastructure of the club [Bolton], the academy, the training centre, everything is geared for top flight football and my job as manager is to make sure that happens," he said.
"I must say, Burnley have still got a Premier League team as well. We really galvanised the club and took them to a level that is always going to be difficult.
"On balance I had to look at, if we'd achieved survival, come the summer is there going to be that investment? I wasn't sure there was. In a transitional period I was trying to move things along quicker than finances would dictate."
The former Wanderers player said he understood the disappointment felt by many Burnley fans at his decision, but insisted it was inevitable.
"There's two things which happen to football managers - you do well and you move on or you don't and you're moved on," said Coyle, who last season guided the Clarets from the Championship to the Premier League, where they are currently 14th in the table.
"It was difficult. The emotional attachment alone over the course of two years... but when all was said and done we tried to take the emotion out of it and make what we felt was a football decision.
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