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Coventry bring back Robins as manager

Mark Robins is back at Coventry. Credit: PA

League One strugglers Coventry City have confirmed the appointment of Mark Robins as manager.

This will be Robins' second stint in charge of the Sky Blues, having previously managed the club.

I’m delighted to be given the opportunity to return to Coventry City FC and really excited by the challenge ahead.

I know the club well and it has been especially difficult to watch the struggles of this season from afar.

My aim is to provide a change of fortune for this football club in the long-term, and build a team not only for now, but for the future of Coventry City.

– Mark Robins

League One strugglers Coventry sack manager Slade

Russell Slade had a tough time in charge. Credit: PA

Rock bottom Coventry City have sacked manager Russell Slade, the League One club have announced.

The Sky Blues are currently 13 points adrift of safety and look set to be relegated.

The club say they will replace Slade "imminently".

Coventry City FC has today parted company with first-team manager Russell Slade, effective immediately.

The club would like to wish Russell all the very best for the future.

– Coventry City statement


Ex-Liverpool and Chelsea midfielder set for US move

Former England international Joe Cole is poised to join the Tampa Bay Rowdies.

Coventry boss Tony Mowbray has confirmed the 34-year-old will move to the North American Soccer League side when his contract expires in the summer.

Three-times Barclays Premier League winner with Chelsea, Cole joined the Sky Blues on a free transfer from Aston Villa in January but has told Mowbray he is heading to Florida.

Joe Cole is coming America. Credit: PA

"Joe's going to join Tampa Bay and it might happen pretty quickly if he can get international clearance etc," Mowbray told the Coventry Telegraph.

"I would have liked to have kept Joe who I think has proven his fitness and worth to the team. He's a fantastic character around our building - no airs and graces, not looking for favours or extra days off.

"He's a top guy and he has shown his football ability. It's come probably a little bit late in the day that I have felt as if I could trust him to play in the centre of midfield alongside John Fleck.

"I think Joe can help us control football matches but he's made his decision for his family, I think, and we wish him well because he's been fantastic for our dressing room and this football club."

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