'The future of the club is the priority' says Coventry Chief Executive Tim Fisher

Tim Fisher, Coventry City Chief Executive Photo: Dave Howarth/PA Archive

Coventry City's Chief Executive has been speaking to ITV News Central Sports Correspondent Steve Clamp about the future of the club and the Northampton Town ground-share deal.

Steve asked Tim Fisher about the article in today's Coventry Telegraph which reported that former Sky Blues vice-chairman Gary Hoffman had offered to pay arena rent for three years to underwrite compensation incurred by the Northampton Town ground-share deal.

Fans at the Coventry City Ricoh Arena Credit: Jon Buckle/EMPICS Sport

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Mr Fisher said: "If you look closely it is not a real deal, because when you look closely you see that it talks about taking money out of the one revenue that we did actually have, the ticketing revenue."

Steve asked whether the club would receive any revenue if the team was playing at the Sixfields Stadium, Mr Fisher replied: "We will get some revenue from ticket sales, some fans say they will go [to the ground]."

The long term future of the club is the priority.

– Tim Fisher, Coventry City Chief Executive
Coventry City manager Steven Pressley Credit: Joe Giddens/EMPICS Sport

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"The long term future of the club is the priority and the Football League said we had to fulfil fixtures, that's why we are sharing."

When asked about whether the club had plans for the future, he said, "business plans and stadium plans".

Mr Fisher added that the plans would be, "released over time, once we get exclusivity on the site and the builders and architects chosen."

To read more about the Coventry City ground-share deal click here.