Club part company with Thorn

Sun 26 Aug 2012
Author: Nick Connoll

Coventry City have parted company with Andy Thorn, bringing 17-month reign to an end

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Richard Shaw and Lee Carsley take temporary charge of team affairs after club part company with Andy Thorn

Coventry City have parted company with manager Andy Thorn.

Assistant manager Richard Shaw and first team coach Lee Carsley will take temporary charge of team affairs.

Chief executive Tim Fisher said: “We have not taken this decision lightly. We recognised that last season there were off-the-field matters that affected team affairs and felt it was right and proper to give Andy the chance to put that right over the course of the summer and the start of the season.

“We do not feel that has happened. Of course, the fact that we have surrendered the lead in the first three league games has not helped but there are several other factors in this decision – not just three disappointing results.

“Richard and Lee will take charge of first team affairs and we feel that will give us time to ensure we appoint a manager to help us mount a serious challenge for promotion.

“We would like to put on record our thanks to Andy for his work in current and previous roles at the club.”

Development director Steve Waggott added: “We have been working tirelessly behind the scenes to assemble a squad to support Andy that is capable of pushing for promotion this season.

“There is no doubting the ability in the squad – you saw that in the first half against Bury and in much of the second half against Sheffield United.

“It’s vital now that we all pull together as a club and ensure that we start to win matches in the next few weeks.”

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