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Tony Mowbray confirmed as new Coventry City manager

Tony Mowbray has been confirmed as the new Coventry City manager.

Tony Mowbray replaces Steven Pressley as manager Credit: PA

The 51-year old will be in the stands when City take on Barnsley at Oakwell tomorrow night as the Sky Blues look for back-to-back wins.

In a statement on the club's website they say:

We are absolutely delighted to welcome Tony Mowbray to Coventry City as our new manager. We've secured the services of a highly-rated, experienced candidate for the job and Tony is a manager who has enjoyed plenty of success at a higher level. He has experience in coming into a club in challenging times and steering them through to safety and, on top of that, has enjoyed promotion too."

– Chief Executive Steve Waggott

Coventry teenager due in court over pensioner murder

A Coventry teenager is due to appear in court later charged with the murder of a pensioner who died following an assault in the city.

Omair Zaman is due to appear at Coventry Magistrates Court Credit: PA

Police arrested Omair Zaman, of Eld Road, Foleshill, on 29 May 2014, the day after 71-year-old Andrew Pratt was assaulted in Bright Street, Stoke.

Zaman, who was 18 at the time, was originally arrested on suspicion of wounding. But the shop worker, now aged 19, was subsequently arrested on suspicion of murder after Mr Pratt died from his injuries in hospital on 8 August.

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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.

More: Coventry City part company with manager Steven Pressley

Coventry teenager charged with murder of pensioner

A Coventry teenager has been charged with the murder of a pensioner who died following an assault in the city.

Omair Zaman will appear before Coventry magistrates tomorrow accused of killing 72-year-old Andrew Pratt, West Midlands Police said.

Police arrested Omair Zaman, of Eld Road, Foleshill, on 29 May, the day after Mr Pratt was assaulted in Bright Street, Stoke.

Zaman, who was 18 at the time, was originally arrested on suspicion of wounding. But the shop worker, now aged 19, was subsequently arrested on suspicion of murder after Mr Pratt died from his injuries in hospital on 8 August.

This morning he was charged with the offence and will appear before Coventry Magistrates Court tomorrow.

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Man stabbed to death in Coventry flat has been named

A man stabbed to death in a flat in Coventry has been named as local man Danny McDermott.

Danny McDermott Credit: West Midlands Police

The 44-year-old was discovered with stab wounds at the property on Langlodge Road, Holbrooks earlier this month.

His family have paid tribute saying he was a hardworking, loving family man with a big heart and a great sense of humour.

Unemployed 43-year-old Edwin Pyott has been charged with his murder and has been remanded in custody until May.

He was a hardworking, loving family man with a big heart and a great sense of humour. He was a much loved dad, son, brother and uncle and a loyal friend. He will be hugely missed by all that knew and loved him."

– Family's tribute
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