Bolton sign Eagles, Mears from Burnley
Bolton Wanderers manager Owen Coyle returned to his former club Burnley to make a double swoop for Chris Eagles and Tyrone Mears today.
Coyle, who quit Burnley to take charge at the Reebok Stadium in 2010, was granted permission to speak to winger Eagles and full-back Mears at the end of last week and has tied up both signings after personal terms were agreed.
The deals complete a busy week for Coyle, who also landed midfielder Nigel Reo-Coker on a free transfer from Aston Villa.
"Both Chris and Tyrone are top players and have shown that they have the ability to compete successfully at the highest level," Coyle told the club's website.
"I have worked with them both before and know what they will bring to the club in terms of character and commitment and along with Nigel Reo-Coker, we have added real quality to the squad."
Eagles, 25, hopes to bring a greater goal threat to Coyle's team and he said: "I am an attacking midfielder and I will certainly be looking to chip in with some goals."
Mears, 28, added: "I'm really looking forward to working with a manager I've worked with before and playing in the Premier League."