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Carsley departs the Sky Blues

2 July 2013

Former City development coach takes up assistant manager's post at Sheffield United

Coventry City can confirm the departure of development coach Lee Carsley who has taken the vacant assistant manager's post with fellow League One side Sheffield United where he links up with current Blades boss and former Everton team mate David Weir.
Carsley's departure brings a long-running relationship with the Sky Blues to an end following two spells as a player before beginning his coaching career with the club's Under 18s set-up.
The former Republic of Ireland international first arrived at City in 2000 where he spent two seasons before a move to Everton saw him link up with Weir.
Carsley returned to Coventry for the 2010/11 season before hanging up his boots where he made the transition to coaching with City's academy the following season.
The 39-year-old enjoyed a fairly swift rise through the club's coaching rankings where, after a season with the Under 18s, he was brought up to take charge of City's newly formed Under 21s setup for the start of the 2012/13 campaign which also saw him heavily involved with first team sessions.
Carsley also undertook a brief spell as the Sky Blues' caretaker boss in February 2012 following the departure of Mark Robins and the installment of current manager Steven Pressley.
The move to Bramall Lane marks the latest progression for Carsley's coaching career and Coventry City Football Club wishes him all the very best.
City boss Pressley said: "Lee has been a highly valued and tremendously popular figure amongst both the club's players and staff and I have certainly enjoyed working with him since I arrived here.
"I do though fully appreciate that this opportunity is one he could not turn down and I wish him nothing but the best of luck and offer my heartfelt congratulations on his new role."

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