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Steven Pressley: One year at CCFC

7 March 2014

The City manager is set to celebrate completing his first year at Coventry City as the Sky Blues travel to Colchester...

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley celebrates a personal milestone tomorrow, as it will be a year since he took charge of the club. 


The Scot was appointed on March 8th 2013, replacing Mark Robins who left to join Huddersfield Town, and led the club to a 15th placed finish in the 2012/13 League One season.


However the City boss is confident that the club is moving in the right direction.


"It's been a very quick year," he said, "but a challenging one. It’s a sad indictment of the game that you now get congratulations for being in charge a year, but that’s the way football is now.


“The group of players have done remarkably well with all the challenges we have faced.


"There's been some fantastic highs and some lows as well but that's part of the parcel of football.


“There is a lot of work to do, but everything is going well, and I am confident that this club is moving forward.”


Pressley believes that there is a lot to get excited about in the future, with the club’s Academy receiving special praise. 


With the likes of Jordan Willis, Callum Wilson, Conor Thomas and Cyrus Christie rising through the ranks to become regular first team members this season, Pressley is confident there are future Sky Blue prospects in his current squads. 


“I see so much to get excited about. There is much focus on developing our current young players.


“I’m really excited about our under 18’s, and our under 21’s. They’re all progressing really well.” 


The boss is confident that the City youngsters have adopted the new club culture, and hopes to add to the squad in the summer. 


“I would say that it takes around three years to turn a club around. The first year is instilling a new philosophy. 


“Then it’s getting the culture to change. But it’s getting there, it’s progressing well.


“(Along with the Academy) it’s important to get the right personnel in during the summer. If there are people that will help the club, I’ll be able to bring them in and help the team.”



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