5th Dec, 2016

Steve Waggott calls time on rollercoaster journey with Sky Blues

Steve Carpenter 5th Nov, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

SKY Blues chief executive Steve Waggott feels he has achieved everything he wanted at the club after confirming today (Thursday) that he has decided to leave his position.

Waggott has been with the Sky Blues for four years after joining the League One club as a development director.

He helped guide the club through possibly its most difficult period when the Sky Blues were forced to move away from the Ricoh Arena and played ‘home’ matches in Northampon.

His work behind the scenes secured the club’s return to Coventry in September 2014 and he was also instrumental in hiring the likes of Mark Robins, Steven Pressley and current boss Tony Mowbray.

“I have decided after four years, and with the club in a good position, that now is the time to move on,” said Waggott in a statement.

“Anyone who has worked with me over this time, knows the time and commitment I have put into the job in challenging circumstances.

“I have been living away from home for that period and feel it is now right to step away and allow the club to continue to progress.

“We sit a point off the top of the table, there is stability in the managerial and coaching situation and the club is back in its home city – all things I wanted to assist in achieving.

“I have got to know a great many people in Coventry and Warwickshire – supporters, community representatives and business figures – and have forged some strong friendships in what have been turbulent times – and for that I am very grateful.

“I wish the club and its supporters all the very best for the future.”

Sky Blues chairman Tim Fisher invited Waggott to join the club four years ago after the pair had previously worked together at Charlton Athletic.

And Fisher thanked Waggott for everything he has achieved at the club.

“His commitment, market know how and experience has been invaluable to Coventry City over what has been a challenging period for the club and he leaves with the club heading forwards in the right direction.

“We’re very sad to see Steve leave the club and I’m sure staff and supporters will join me in wishing Steve the very best for the future.”

In a rare statement, the chief executive of club Owners Sisu, added: “We are grateful for Steve’s contribution and hard work during the challenges of the recent past.

“Striving for progress both on and off the pitch, Steve’s priority has always been CCFC. “We wish Steve all the best for the future and know that he will always be a close friend to the club.”