Sky Blues 1987 FA Cup-winning manager John Sillett confirmed for Legends Day 2017 - The Coventry Observer

18th Aug, 2022

Sky Blues 1987 FA Cup-winning manager John Sillett confirmed for Legends Day 2017

FOOTBALL: COVENTRY City’s FA Cup-winning manager John Sillett will return to the city next month for the club’s annual Legends Day – 30 years on from that unforgettable 3-2 victory over Tottenham Hotspur.

Sillett will be joined by two other heroes from that day in 1987 with Dave Bennett and Micky Gynn confirming their attendance for this year’s event, which takes place on April 8 when Mark Robins’ side host Peterborough.

There will be strong contingent of former Sky Blues players from north of the border back in Coventry too as more players sign up for Legends Day 2017.

Willie Carr, Ian Wallace and Tommy Hutchison have confirmed their attendance for this year’s event, and they will be joined by fellow club legends Dietmar Bruck, Bill Glazier, Ronnie Farmer and former goalkeeper Bob Wesson.

Last year’s Legends Day was a huge success with almost 40 former stars enjoying a thumping 6-0 victory over Bury, and this year’s event is expected to attract a total of 50 former players.

It marks 50 years since Jimmy Hill’s side clinched the old Second Division title and 30 years since the Sky Blues lifted the FA Cup at Wembley.

Once again the legends will be paraded onto the pitch at half-time and fans can also catch up with their heroes in the hospitality suites, while a mass sing-song will take place in Lady Gs after the game with CCFPA’s very own Billy Bell.

As well as spending the afternoon with the legends, fans can also enjoy a whole range of benefits which include, three course dining, a padded seat in the corporate area, man-of-the-match interview and presentation an VIP car parking (one space per four places booked).

The package is priced at £69 per person for adults, £34.50 for children and season ticket holders can take advantage of a discounted price of £59.

For more information about Legends Day 2017 visit and for hospitality packages call 02476 991987 or email

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