MANAGER Tony Mowbray and club legend Steve Ogrizovic were on-hand to officially open the new Sky Blues shop at Arena Shopping Park last Friday.
The pair were greeted by hundreds of supporters who were keen to get their hands on the new 1987 FA Cup inspired home shirt, which was released last week.
But Mowbray revealed he was one of the first people to get his hands on the new top.
“I’ve already got mine before the store opened,” said Mowbray. “I got my kids some kits and some other Coventry clothing and I’m sure they’ll love it.
“It’s great to see so many fans turn up and I’m sure they’re all really excited to get their hands on the new kit.
“It’s nice to see the branding of your own football club about the place, much like some of the work we’ve done down the training ground this summer.
“There’s a lot to be proud of looking around the store, obviously a lot of hard work has gone into it and I’m sure our fans will appreciate it.”
The new kit has been extremely popular since the pre-orders started last Monday and strong season ticket sales are a sign that Mowbray is winning the fans back.
And the City boss hopes the 1987-style kit will inspire the current squad to achieve success in the upcoming season.
“I remember sitting on the floor in my parent’s home and we watched that cup final,” Mowbray added. “I still remember that diving header.
“It’s a great moment in the club’s history and it’s part of the reason I’m here. I’m here to build this club up again with the fanbase it already has behind it.
“We do need to reignite that fanbase but that only comes with success on the pitch so hopefully this kit can help inspire us this season.
“The work has already begun and that build up to the new season is already on the way.”