Sky Blues sack Coleman

Coventry City have sacked manager Chris Coleman after a disappointing season in the Championship.

The Sky Blues had looked like play-off contenders not too long ago, but a late-season slump saw them finish 18th on the back of a run of 11 games without a victory.

A statement on the club's official website read:"Coventry City Football Club today relieved Chris Coleman of his managerial duties with immediate effect. The decision was agreed at a board meeting last night.

"The board stressed that the decision was not a knee-jerk reaction to Sunday's match, but was made after assessing the last two years and reflected the fact that the team's form deteriorated rapidly towards the end of the season for the second year running."

Chairman Ray Ranson added:"It is true I enjoyed a very close working relationship with Chris and it's been a pleasure to work with him since his arrival in February 2008.

"The board would like to place on record their thanks for his efforts over two and a half years.

"We will not be rushed into finding a successor and the board will explore every avenue to appoint the right manager to take Coventry City Football Club forward."

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