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Coventry City appoint Mark Venus as technical director and Jamie Clapham as a coach

1 June 2015

Neil MacFarlane also remains in his role as Venus and Clapham join Tony Mowbray's backroom staff...

Coventry City have appointed Mark Venus as technical director and Jamie Clapham as a coach.

Following the appointment of Tony Mowbray on a two-year deal, the club have moved quickly to supply the City boss with the infrastructure required to achieve his aims and ambitions with the Sky Blues.



Former Wolverhampton Wanderers defender Venus will be tasked with overseeing the recruitment and the footballing structure at the club having worked with Mowbray at West Bromwich Albion and Middlesbrough.

Former Tottenham Hotspur, Ipswich Town and Birmingham City full-back Clapham was part of Mowbray's staff at Middlesbrough and he joins the Sky Blues as a coach to assist with the first-team and under-21s squad.

Neil MacFarlane will also remain in his current role at the club and Mowbray hopes the introduction of Venus and Clapham will help breed success at Coventry City.

Mowbray said: "Throughout my discussions with the club's owners and the board, the main areas I highlighted were the structure and the recruitment at the club.

"If we're going to achieve our aims and ambitions, it is important not to just focus on the pitch but also the work we do off it.

"If you look at the work I did at Middlesbrough and West Bromwich Albion, there is now a successful structure in place at those clubs and this is what I want to replicate here.

"Mark is someone I've worked with for many years and have enjoyed a lot of success with, and Jamie has impressed me with his coaching skills and development during my time at Middlesbrough.

"These appointments are hopefully the first of many steps to bringing this club forward and pushing for a successful 2015/16 campaign and beyond."

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