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"I'm a manager who wants to work at the highest level but I want to do it with this club." - Coventry City manager Steven Pressley

10 September 2014

The City boss has also thanked all the staff at the football club who made the decision to sign his new deal 'extremely easy'....

Coventry City manager Steven Pressley believes the 'journey to success has only just started' after signing a new four-year deal at the club.

The City boss put pen to paper on a new deal with the Sky Blues along with his assistant manager Neil MacFarlane and Under-21s coach Darren Murray.

Pressley signed the contract after City returned to the Ricoh Arena last Friday and went six-games unbeaten after the 1-0 win over Gillingham.

In an exclusive interview with Sky Blues Player, Pressley thanked all the staff at the football club and believes the football club is on the right road to success.

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Pressley said: "I'm delighted. We've worked extremely hard over the last 18 months and slowly but surely, we're seeing things turn around and it is something we've got to continue.

"We've got a new generation of players coming through and we've changed the culture at the football club which takes time, and it has been a huge factor in signing the deal.

"Also, it is the likes of the staff at the club. Steve Waggott, Steve Ogrizovic, Paul Travis (Performance Analyst), Dave Hart (Head Physio), Pete Tierney (Sports Scientist) and everyone else are fantastic people to work with and it made my decision extremely easy.

"I'm really proud to sign a new contract and my ambition is to make our supporters feel proud of the football club in the future. There is so much hard work still ahead and the journey to success has only just begun.

"I'm a manager who wants to work at the highest level but I want to do it with this club."

The Sky Blues will look to make it seven-games unbeaten against Yeovil Town at the Ricoh Arena this weekend following the 27,306 fans who watched City beat Gillingham.

The City boss said the atmosphere against Gillingham was a major factor in signing a new deal and has also set the aim of continuing to develop young, local talent.

He added: "I was emotional before the game as we've all been through a hugely challenging journey. The reception the team and myself received that night was incredible.

"It showed the huge potential this club has and I believe I'm very lucky to work here. I think too many managers maybe look to move on too quickly in the modern game.

"I think I've got so much more to learn and I really want to see us continue to bring young talent into the side. We had nine Academy products out of the 11 players against Wycombe Wanderers on the pitch at the final whistle.

"As a City, we should be really proud of bringing young, local talent into the side and watching them progress. It is hugely important that we continue to do that and that will be one of the challenges."  

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