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Joe Cole on why he made the move to Coventry

Joe Cole says he's not interested in money and joined the Sky Blues because he's desperate to play again.

The ex England midfielder made a surprise 35-day loan move to the Ricoh Arena from Aston Villa on Friday.

The Ex-Chelsea and West Ham star, who has played just once for Villa this season, told ITV News Central he might need a couple of games to "shake off the cobwebs" before his first match for Coventry.

Mowbray to become new Coventry manager - reports

Tony Mowbray has agreed to become Coventry City's next manager, reports suggest this evening.

Tony Mowbray is set to replace Steven Pressley according to reports Credit: PA

Terms have been verbally agreed and Mowbray will travel down tomorrow to sign on the dotted line and be unveiled as the Sky Blues boss, the Coventry Telegraph reported.

The former West Brom, Celtic and Middlesbrough manager has been locked in talks with club officials most of today, according to the newspaper.

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Coventry City fans snap up 1,000 extra tickets

Coventry City fans have snapped up all 1,000 extra tickets for the Sky Blues' first game back at the Ricoh Arena - less than three hours after they went on sale.

But fans who have yet to get their hands on a seat for tomorrow's match against Gillingham have one last chance, as unclaimed season ticket seats will become available from 6.30am.

Supporters can buy a maximum of two per person from the Coventry City superstore website, and they will be available to collect from 3pm from the shop or from 5pm at the arena.

Huge demand expected for Coventry City tickets ahead of Ricoh return

The Ricoh Arena in Coventry where Coventry City will play against Gillingham on Friday 5th September. Credit: Dave Howarth/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Coventry City fans will be hoping to secure a seat at the Ricoh Arena for the club's first home game of the season, back in Coventry. Tickets go on sale this morning (9:30am) for the home fixture against Gillingham next Friday.

It comes after a deal was reached to allow the club to return to the Ricoh Arena. The Sky Blues have played all their home fixtures for more than a year at Sixfields in Northampton after a row over rent at the Ricoh.

The club said it was expecting to see a huge demand for tickets for the return fixture.

"We really want to show the footballing world that Coventry City Football Club is back in the city and what this means to the people of Coventry. We need the fans more than ever now to get behind Steven Pressley and his team for our first game back and throughout the season and that is why we have set prices so low.

– Steve Waggott, Development Director, CCFC

Tickets for the Gillingham game for adults will be £10.


The Coventry City stadium row explained

A judge has ruled that Coventry City Council did not act irrationally by loaning more than £14million of taxpayers' money to the company which runs the city's Ricoh Arena - a company in which the council itself is a shareholder.

The loan was needed after SISU, the owners of Coventry City Football Club, stopped paying rent on the stadium, saying it was too high. SISU claimed in court the council loan was equivalent to state aid, and was unlawful. Andy Bevan reports.

Council buying Ricoh mortgage not costing taxpayer

Coventry City Council says their purchase of the mortgage for the Ricoh Arena is not costing the taxpayer any money.

The leader of the council, Ann Lucas, says they are effectively the bankers for Arena Coventry Ltd, who own the ground, so they are making money on the loan given to them to keep the stadium running.

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