Tony Mowbray named Coventry boss

Former West Brom, Middlesbrough, and Celtic manager Tony Mowbray has been named as Steven Pressley’s replacement at the Ricoh.

The 51 year-old has signed a contract until the end of the current season and will be in the stands for tomorrow night’s League 1 clash at Barnsley.

The Sky Blues are currently languishing in 20th place, one point above the drop zone and with 14 games remaining Mowbray can get work underway on a team fresh from beating promotion-chasing MK Dons at the weekend.

Coventry’s Chief Executive Steve Waggott said: “We wanted someone who could come in and hit the ground running because we have 14 important games left in this season and the number one priority is to preserve our League One status.

“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.

“We were all very impressed with Tony during the interview process and it speaks volumes that the club are able to attract a manager of Tony’s calibre,” Waggott said.

“We have agreed terms until the end of the season and then, immediately after the final ball is kicked, we can reassess and look at a longer term deal. It was just vital, at this stage, to get the right man in to help steer us through the current situation between now and the end of the season.”

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