Coventry axe manager Boothroyd

Struggling Championship club Coventry City have sacked manager Aidy Boothroyd just 10 months after his appointment.

The Sky Blues have won just one of their past 16 league affairs, most recently being beaten 1-0 by Hull City at home, and sit seven points above the relegation zone.

City released a statement on the club website confirming an overhaul in the coaching ranks at the Ricoh Arena.

“The board of Coventry City Football Club has today relieved Aidy Boothroyd of his first-team duties with immediate effect,” the statement read.

“Assistant manager Martin Pert has also been relieved of his duties. First-team coach Steve Harrison and chief scout Andy Thorn will be placed in temporary charge of team affairs.”

“We would like to place on record our thanks to Aidy and Martin for their efforts.”

Coventry are now on the hunt for their 10th manager in the past decade since the departure of Gordon Strachan in 2001.