19th Oct, 2017

Sky Blues part company with manager Steven Pressley

Coventry Editorial 23rd Feb, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

STEVEN Pressley has been sacked as manager of the Sky Blues after the club dropped into the League One relegation zone.

The Scot had come under pressure in week having won just once in 11 league matches which as seen the club drop into the bottom four.

Saturday’s 2-2 draw away at Sheffield United proved to the final straw after the Sky Blues threw away a two-goal advantage against ten men to come away from Bramall Lane with a point.

“This has been a very difficult decision from a personal and professional point of view, and we would like to place on record our thanks to Steven for his efforts over the last two years,” said the club’s chief executive Steve Waggott.

“But results over recent weeks and months, and our precarious position in the league table, means that a change of direction at first team level is needed.”

The Sky Blues have confirmed that Pressley’s assistant Neil MacFarlane Under-21 coach Dave Hockaday have been placed in temporary charge.

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