Coventry City Football Club has named Mark Robins as the new manager.
The former Manchester United striker has signed a three-year-deal with the club after a three-week search for a new manager.
Mark Robins said in a club statement:
Mark Robins was born in the North West and fittingly made his name for local club Manchester United.
Among his biggest acheivements for Sir Alex Ferguson's side was his goal in the FA Cup semi final replay against Oldham. United went onto win the final, and it became the first of many trophies for Sir Alex Ferguson. In total he played 48 times for th red devils and scored 11 goals.
With first team appearances increasingly limited he left for Norwich City - the canaries paid 800 thousand pounds for the striker who repayed them with 20 goals in 68 games. His next move brought him to the Midlands and Leicester City, in his first season the club were relegated, but better was to come as the foxes won promotion back to the premier league the following year.
The next season his side finished 9th and won the league cup. After leaving Leicester Robins had short spells at varius other clubs including Walsall and Burton Albion before retiring as a player.
Management beckoned with Rotherham in 2007, in two seasons he impressed, in the first by taking them within a whisker of promotion and in the second by keeping the club safe from relegation despite a 17 point deduction.
He then moved to Barsley, a club, who like Coventry now were in the relegation places - by Christmas he'd taken them 9 points clear of danger.
No doubt such a turn around will be welcomed at the Ricoh arena.
Development director Steve Waggott wanted to reassure fans following the recent disappointing results at the club:
The new manager told the fans in the club statement to 'get behind them' adding that he knows it is a "two way street" and the club will produce the results fans expect: