Coventry City's owners have apologised to the fans in an open letter after the club was relegated.

The Sky Blues now face the prospect of playing in the fourth tier of English football for the first time in 58 years following a series of poor results.

Fans who are angry at the club's position have called for it to be sold, blaming its owners for poor form.

Bosses penned an open letter to fans admitting a series of mistakes including the hiring of former manager Russell Slade, who they say wasn't a good fit for the club.

Fans were urged to keep hope alive of a return to better form, with bosses saying that promotion next season is a top priority.

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Coventry city manager Mark Robins and staff in the dugout Credit: PA Wire

I’d like to start by apologising to each and every CCFC fan. None of you deserve the dismal result of relegation. This season has been one of extremes - the unbeaten run in the Checkatrade Trophy culminating in a tremendous day at Wembley; the Academy continuing its phenomenal success and being crowned champions of the PDL. These two extraordinary events paradoxically occurring in the same season the first-team are relegated defies belief.

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