Sky Blues consider candidates

Coventry are ready to begin compiling a shortlist of applicants to replace Mark Robins as manager.

Last Updated: 26/02/13 at 12:16

Ricoh Arena: Search for new boss on

Ricoh Arena: Search for new boss on

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

The Sky Blues last week revealed that more than 40 candidates had applied to succeed Robins, who left the League One club on February 14 to take over at Championship side Huddersfield.

Coach Lee Carsley has been in temporary control of first-team affairs since Robins' departure.

Development director Steve Waggott said via a statement on Coventry's official website: "There has been a really interesting mix of applications and we have key criteria that we want the next manager to meet.

"We have sifted through applications, spoken to several people for references and are drawing up a shortlist before conducting the final interview process.

"There are several scenarios we are looking at and I am keeping Lee Carsley fully informed on the situation because he is doing an excellent job, along with the other backroom staff who have been ultra professional throughout the last two weeks.

"We have said we will give him everything we can in terms of resources to help us stay in promotion contention, which has included bringing in another defender on loan from Southampton in Aaron Martin and recalling Cody McDonald from his loan spell with Gillingham, while we continue to go through the right and proper process of appointing our next manager."

Free £50 bet

Daily Offers and Promotions, sign up for a free £50 matched bet

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

e made his power play to try and get Sheikhy to raise his wages or trade him to PSG. PSG were probably not interested and he is stuck with no cake and no vacation. @Jay_D> Surely you jest about FFP being real, right? All Platini is doing is making billionaries pay measly fines, so he and his cronies can get rich. If a fool can pay 50 mil for David Luiz, he will happily pay some fine to UEFA. FFP has failed as for it to succeed UEFA had to take it...

Synergy
Toure: I am staying with City

G

uess we can expect Toure's explanation of his behaviour around the same time Pete Townshend publishes his book then.

ceeps
Toure: I am staying with City

D

amn you Yaya, don't scare me like that! I only ate the icing. I didn't eat the soft and scrumptious middle - I will buy you another cake!

MCFC87
Toure: I am staying with City

Footer 365

Premier League: Manchester United's Juan Mata backs Louis van Gaal's winning mentality

Juan Mata has hailed Louis van Gaal and believes that the Dutchman will bring a winning mentality to Manchester United.

Transfer news: Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger prepared to take gamble on Calum Chambers

Arsene Wenger admits signing Calum Chambers from Southampton is somewhat of a gamble, but one he believes will pay off.

Friendly: Raheem Sterling earns Liverpool 1-0 pre-season win over Olympiakos in Chicago

Raheem Sterling scored a lone early goal as Liverpool beat Olympiakos 1-0 in Chicago in the International Champions Cup.

Mail Box

Reasons To Believe That Van Gaal Will Be The Best

Some supporters sound oh so confident on Louis Van Gaal's excellence. Plus thoughts on shirt sales, best signings, football sevens and a good deal more besides...

Are Pre-Season Tours Really A Problem?

Are pre-season tours really a problem? Liverpool went to Australia last summer and it didn't prevent them from having a good season. Plus, thoughts on LvG and keepers...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property