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Coventry City have appointed Tony Mowbray as the new manager until the end of the 2014/15 season

3 March 2015

The 51-year old will be in the stands when City take on Barnsley at Oakwell tomorrow night as the Sky Blues look for back-to-back wins...

Coventry City have appointed Tony Mowbray as their new manager.
 
Mowbray joins the Sky Blues until the end of the current season and will be in the stands when City take on Barnsley at Oakwell tonight.
 
The 51-year old enjoyed a successful playing career with spells at Middlesbrough, Celtic and Ipswich Town before moving into management with Scottish side Hibernian in 2004.
 
His success with Hibs attracted the attention of West Bromwich Albion in 2006 and Mowbray guided the Black Country side to the Championship title and promotion to the Premier League in the 2007/08 season.
 
After a brief spell with Celtic, Mowbray moved back to Middlesbrough to guide Boro to safety in the 2010/11 season before narrowly missing out on a play-off place a season later during a three-year spell.
 
Chief Executive Steve Waggott said: "We are absolutely delighted to welcome Tony Mowbray to Coventry City as our new manager.
 
"We've secured the services of a highly-rated, experienced candidate for the job and Tony is a manager who has enjoyed plenty of success at a higher level.
 
"He has experience in coming into a club in challenging times and steering them through to safety and, on top of that, has enjoyed promotion too.
 
"We were all very impressed with Tony during the interview process and it speaks volumes that the club are able to attract a manager of Tony's calibre.
 
"We wanted someone who could come in and hit the ground running because we have 14 important games left in this season and the number one priority is to preserve our League One status.
 
“We have agreed terms until the end of the season and then, immediately after the final ball is kicked, we can reassess and look at a longer term deal. It was just vital, at this stage, to get the right man in to help steer us through the current situation between now and the end of the season.
 
"We believe Tony is exactly the right man for Coventry City and everyone here, from supporters to staff, will get right behind him."
 
Neil MacFarlane and Dave Hockaday will be in charge for the game tonight.

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