SKY Blues technical director Mark Venus has been added to the club’s board of directors after a successful 12-months with the League One outfit.
Venus took on a new technical director role for the first time in his career last summer to link up with close friend and manager Tony Mowbray at a fifth successive club.
It is a role that has become more and more popular with English clubs over the past 15 years with former players taking on a technical director role alongside the manager.
He has helped Mowbray in the recruitment process and played a major role in helping bring in the likes of Adam Armstrong, Jacob Murphy and Joe Cole.
Venus will in his current role as technical director to help build a squad for the 2016/17 season, but will take on additionaly responsibilities as a board member.
“I’m excited to be taking on additional responsibility at the club and grateful to be given the opportunity,” said Venus.
“I’ll continue to work hard alongside the management staff at Coventry City to take the club in the right direction and look forward to building on last season.”
Club chairman Tim Fisher added: “It’s great to have the man responsible for overseeing the football department at the club on the board. We look forward to working with Mark in his additional role.”