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Coventry City are deeply saddened to learn of the death of former manager Don Howe

24 December 2015

City legend Steve Ogrizovic has paid tribute to the former manager, calling him 'ahead of his time'...

Coventry City are saddened to learn of the death of former manager Don Howe.

The former England international was a hugely influential coach who also managed West Bromwich Albion, Galatasaray SK, Arsenal and Queens Park Rangers. 

Howe joined the Sky Blues as assistant manager to Terry Butcher in 1991 before becoming manager in January 1992.

Howe secured the Sky Blues' top flight status with important wins over Chelsea, West Ham and Crystal Palace as well as securing points against Liverpool and Manchester United. 

City legend and goalkeeping coach Steve Ogrizovic paid credit to the former manager and called him 'ahead of his time'.

Ogrizovic said: "Don was a great person and the club has lost another great figure in the game.

"His reputation proceeded him and if you speak to anyone in the game, he was ahead of his time with his coaching methods.

"Although his time at Coventry didn't have the best run of results, I've rarely had the privilege of working with a better coach and some of the sessions he put ha stuck with me until this day."  

There will be a minute's silence ahead of the Boxing Day game against Port Vale in memory of Don. 

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