Pressley appointed as City manager

Fri 08 Mar 2013
Author: Nick Connoll

Pressley has penned a three-and-a-half-year deal as City's new boss

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Sky Blues unveil Steven Pressley as the club's new manager

Coventry City have appointed Steven Pressley as their new manager. 

Pressley, who played for the Sky Blues in the mid-1990s, has signed a three-and-a-half year contract after City were given permission to talk to the 39-year-old by Falkirk.

He became Falkirk boss in 2010 and led them to Scottish Challenge Cup success in 2012 and has guided them to this season’s Scottish FA Cup semi-finals.

Development director Steve Waggott said: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Steven Pressley to Coventry City as our new manager.

“We have, once again, undertaken a very thorough process since the departure of Mark Robins to identify the number one candidate for the job and we are thrilled that Steven is joining us.

“He’s a hungry and highly ambitious young manager and we have all been very impressed with him and his record so far.

“We wanted someone who could come in and hit the ground running because we have 10 very important games left this season. But we also wanted somebody who would take us forward into the future and prioritise youth development and the club’s role in the community.

“Steven ticked every single box and I know everyone at Coventry City – from supporters to staff – will get right behind him.”

Pressley, who was capped 32 times by Scotland, began his playing career with Rangers and signed for City in 1994. He moved to Dundee United in 1995 and then to Hearts in 1998, where he also had a short spell as caretaker manager.

He moved to Celtic in 2006 then had a spell with Randers in Denmark and ended his playing days while with Falkirk, having chalked up a series of honours over a 19-year period.

Waggott added: “We would like to thank Falkirk for the way they have handled the situation. I know exactly what it is like to get a call like the one I made to their chairman – and it’s not very nice!”

Coventry City have agreed an undisclosed compensation package with Falkirk.

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