6th Dec, 2016

EXCLUSIVE: Tony Mowbray departs as manager Coventry City

Les Reid 29th Sep, 2016 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

COVENTRY CITY manager Tony Mowbray has resigned, the Coventry Observer understands.

Club sources confirmed the speculation to us this morning and they expect to issue a statement later on today.

Speculation has been rising since Mowbray’s post match press conference last night when he made clear he was considering his future at the club.

The Sky Blues’ 2-2 home draw at the Ricoh with AFC Wimbledon mean the Sky Blues have gone ten games without a win this season.

The team had slumped to eighth in League One last season after topping the table under Mowbray last November.

He had assembled a new team after the departure of successful contracted players and loanees in the summer.

It’s understood Mark Venus will take temporary charge of the team.

UPDATE 10.50am: The club has now confirmed the news and released the following statement on its website.

Coventry City can today confirm that Tony Mowbray has resigned as manager of the football club.
Without a win in the first ten league games, Tony felt on professional level that he was no longer able to take the club forward.
Coventry City FC would like to thank Tony for all his energy and dedication over the past 18 months. We would also like to wish Tony all the very best for the future and put on record that he will always be welcome at the football club.
Technical Director, Mark Venus will take responsibility of first team duties with immediate effect.”