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Mark Robins to be named Coventry City Manager

Coventry City are set to appoint Mark Robins are the new manager according to the Coventry Telegraph Photo: PA

Coventry City Football Club is set to appoint Mark Robins as the new manager according to the Coventry Telegraph.The League One Club is currently managed by caretaker Richard Shaw, it was thought he may take the position however his prospects were damaged after the clubs).

The club is currently second from bottom in the league.

It is expected that the club will announce Mark Robins new appointment today.

The Ricoh Arena home to Coventry City Football Club Credit: PA

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 would be welcomed at the Ricoh arena.

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