FORMER Wigan Athletic and Nottingham Forest defender Nicky Eaden will take over as manager of the Sky Blues’ Under-21s after joining the club as a Senior Professional Development coach.
The 43-year-old has been selected as the man to guide the Under-21s and continue the impressive work left behind by Lee Glover, who departed the Sky Blues to become Grant McCann’s assistant at Peterborough United.
Eaden, who enjoyed an impressive playing career also included a spell at Barnsley, moved into coaching alongside his playing career.
He was player/assistant at Kettering Town before going on to enjoy a variety of coaching roles, most notably at Peterborough United, Leicester City and Rotherham.
His role with the Sky Blues will involve overseeing the Under-21s training at Ryton from this week onwards, with their season set to kick-off in August.
“I’m delighted to welcome Nicky to the club after a lengthy recruitment process which attracted a high calibre of applicants,” said City boss Mowbray.
“Nicky is vastly experienced in the game and I’m sure the group will benefit from the coaching experience he has obtained in his roles at Leicester City and Rotherham.
“There is a good tradition of developing young talent from the Academy at this club and I am sure that Nicky will be working hard to continue that culture.”
Eaden got his Sky Blues career of to the best possible start after taking charge of Tuesday’s 2-1 win at Rugby Town.