A DEAL to extend Tony Mowbray’s stay as manager of the Sky Blues looks set to be announced next week.
The Observer understands that after over a week of intense discussions and negotiations with the club and its owners Sisu, the 51-year-old will be announced as manager in the coming days.
It is understood that an agreement between the club and Mowbray has been reached and all of those details are now be ironed out with each parties’ advisors.
Discussions between the former Middleborough and Celtic boss began early last week following the club’s final day survival act at Crawley Town.
Mowbray had originally committed on a short term two-month deal to replace Steven Pressley until the end of the season.
But he spoke of his desire to stay after keeping the Sky Blues in League One.
The talks, which included Mowbray, Sky Blues chief executive Steve Waggott, and Sisu boss Joy Seppala, intensified this week with negotiations over his backroom staff being high on the agenda.
Other key topics including the club’s framework and structure for next season were also discussed at length.
The news of an imminent appointment will be greeted with joy by many supporters who see Mowbray as the ideal man to lead the Sky Blues back to the Championship.
When he first took on the role back in March, the former Celtic boss stated that he wants to ‘build an attacking and exciting team that scores lots of goals’.
His decision to commit long term is likley to have a positive impact on season ticket sales too, with many fans stating they will commit next season if Mowbray remains in charge.
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