Date: 16th May 2008 at 12:52pm
Written by:

Andrew Cole will not be returning to Turf Moor according to the Lancashire Telegraph

It is understood that last night he rejected the Clarets’ offer of a permanent contract.

The player spoke to gaffer Owen Coyle yesterday afternoon to confirm the situation.

Owen Coyle had this to say about this latest disappointment for Clarets fans:

‘At the end of the day it was always going to be a difficult one because of the level of finance,

‘We obviously didn’t pay his full salary when he was on loan because it was way in excess of what everyone else is on here. Obviously when he left Sunderland, we put a proposal to Andrew.

‘Given that it is a fairly reduced package from what he’s used to then obviously he wanted a bit of time to think it over.

‘We loved working with him and I think he loved it at the football club, but he had a decision to make and he’s made it, which he is within his rights to do.

‘The bottom line is the deal’s not been suitable to him.’