19th Sep, 2018

Fans react to announcement of Mark Robins re-joining the Sky Blues as first team manager

Steve Carpenter 6th Mar, 2017 Updated: 6th Mar, 2017

THE APPOINTMENT of Mark Robins as the new manager of the Sky Blues has generally been met with positivity by Sky Blues supporters.

Russell Slade was sacked on Sunday after less than three months in charge with the Sky Blues rooted to the bottom of League One.

The former Leyton Orient, Cardiff and Charlton boss, aged 56, was tasked with pulling the Sky Blues clear of the relegation zone but the club currently sit 13 points away from safety.

It marks a return to the Sky Blues job for 47-year-old Robins, who left the club in 2013 for Huddersfield Town, having transformed the Sky Blues within months to promotion contenders.

Fans took to social media to express their views on Robins’ return:

Robert Tidmarsh (@tidmarshr)

“Welcome back Mark Robins. Let’s get building for the future now. Possession and counter attacking football #pusb #ccfc.”

Chris Rabban (@Rabb5C)

“Great appointment! He can’t say he doesn’t know what he’s getting himself into! Wembley & L2 here we come #pusb.”

Andrew Reeve (@AndrewReeve88)

“Not too bad a start to the week. Welcome back Mark Robins!! Oh and good luck, your going to need it. #pusb.”

Saint Jimmy (@saintjimmyoh)

“Being a Coventry City fan is never easy. Being Coventry City manager must be impossible. Good luck to Mark Robins on his 2nd go round #pusb.”

Sue Medlock (@susiebluesky)

“Pleased to see Robins back.Need to build for next season.Still hope Oggy can lead us out at Wembley. Think that would be truly fitting #PUSB.”

Mark Burford (@burfabulous)

“Sounds like Robins has returned with the remit of buidling from L2 as relegation all but inevitable ? this might actually turn out ok. #pusb.”

Robin Allen (@Robin_Allen91)

“Pleased to see Robins back, I hope he can bring the good times back to Coventry! #PUSB.”

Patela (@_apatel12)

“Pleased with Robins coming in, we had a great spell under him first time, but he’s got to do something special to save us this season #PUSB.”

Liam Cook (@TheRealLiamCook)

“Welcome back Robins. It’s too late to save us but give us something to smile about in April and get us ready for League 2 #pusb #SkyBlues.”

brandist. (@GimmeTheSign)

“Probably our best decision in years. Strong when he last managed us. Hope he does well for the remainder and pushes us while in L2 #PUSB.”

Matt Partridge (@partridge1971)

“We’re in a worse position now then when he left, he must be mad, desperate or he fancies Wembley to raise his profile #pusb.”

Neil White (@everyfilmneil)

“The Sky is a bit bluer this morning. Welcome back, Mark Robins. Anyone would have walked given the circumstances last time. #pusb.”

Kieran Crowley‏ (@KieranCrowley1)

“Wow, Mark Robins in. Loved working with him at #CCFC but he was backed with some great signings back then. Doubt that to be the case now.”

Nav Cheema (@OurKidNav)

“Robins had a good record but he benefitted from having a decent squad and two in-form strikers. Complete opposite this time round #pusb.”

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