New City boss Mark Robins outlines his intentions for the Sky Blues
New Coventry City boss Mark Robins says he is excited by the challenge of rebuilding the football club to recapture some of its former glory.
The 42-year-old penned a three-year contract with the Sky Blues on Wednesday afternoon and he said he was looking forward to trying to turn the club back into the Coventry City he remembered as a youngster and a player.
"I'm absolutely delighted to have been given this opportunity," he said.
"It's a club with great tradition and heritage and there is no doubt that this is the kind of thing I have been looking for.
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"This is somewhere where we can build. It will take a while and the length of my contract reflects that but we want to put something in place that the fans can enjoy talking about with their friends again, not just now but in the future as well.
"Over the last ten years there has been a trend of results that we have to stop. There has been a couple of times in those last ten years where the club has done reasonably well but in eight of those years there's been relegation from the Premier League to League One and I am excited at the challenge of putting a really competitive team on the pitch.
Speaking about his aims for the Sky Blues, Robins also said that promotion would be a collective target.
"Promotion will be everybody's aim. When I was growing up Coventry were a permanent fixture in the top league so that is the ultimate aim but we have to do it incrementally.
"You look at clubs like Norwich and Southampton that were in similar types of positions then all of a sudden things turned around, they got more out of their players and they ended up with two promotions and these things can happen. That's what we have to do, turn things around and make sure they go the other way.
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