Imminent Concerns For Coventry City

Loyalty and football have seldom been happy bedfellows, but supporters of League One club Coventry City could well be wondering this morning who is fighting their corner after a week of extremely bad news, with the departure of Mark Robins, a manager who had transformed their season from what was starting to look like another dour fight against relegation into one which might yet end with a push for a promotion place, to join Championship club Huddersfield Town, and confirmation of another breakdown in talks regarding the club’s future at The Ricoh Arena between ACL, the company which operates the stadium, and the club’s owners, the increasingly unpopular hedge fund SISU. The departure of the club’s previous manager, Andy Thorn, in September was no great surprise. Thorn had overseen the club’s relegation from the Football League Championship at the end of last season and it was somewhat surprising to see him last through the summer in the position. It seems likely, however, that there was a condition – whether unspoken or not – that if Thorn was to hold onto his job, Coventry would have to have a strong start to the season. A failure to win any of his first four league matches of the season, however, told its own story and in September he was replaced by the former Rotherham United and Barnsley manager Mark Robins. Robins...

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