Skip to main content Skip to site footer
Club News

PROFILE: Coventry City's new manager Tony Mowbray - Find out about City's manager and his career so far!

3 March 2015

Check out our profile of the new Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray as we go through his career so far...

Today, Coventry City appointed Tony Mowbray as the new first-team manager. 

The 51-year old has had a successful career in the game, playing for Middlesbrough, Ipswich Town and Celtic, and managing Hibernian, West Bromwich Albion, Celtic and Middlesbrough.

Check out his full profile below...


Playing Career

Years      Team            Apps    Goals    

1982-91 Middlesbrough      348       25  
1991-95 Celtic                   78         6
1995-00 Ipswich Town       128        5

Teams Managed

2002 Ipswich Town (interim manager)
2004-06 Hibernian
2006-09 West Bromwich Albion
2009-10 Celtic
2010-13 Middlesbrough

Playing Profile

After starting his career in 1982 at Middlesbrough, he quickly established himself as a fans favourite and became club captain when he was just 22-years old.

'Mogga' played for Boro at a time when they only narrowly avoided liquidation and led the club back into the top flight of English football. 

After nine years at his hometown club and 348 appearances, Mowbray joined Celtic for £1m in 1991 and went on to make 78 appearances in four years at the Hoops, scoring six goals.

The final club of his career was Ipswich Town, moving to Suffolk in 1995 and quickly becoming club captain. He went on to make 128 appearances for the Tractor Boys and led them to the Premier League.

Managing Profile

Mowbray had a brief spell as interim manager at Ipswich Town in 2002 following the sacking of George Burley but his management career began in 2004 at Hibernian.

Having replaced Bobby Williamson, Mowbray won the Scottish Football Writers' Association manager of the year award in his first season and Hibs finished in the top four in the SPL in his only two season in charge.

His success at Hibernian attracted the attention of West Bromwich Albion and he was appointed manager in October 2006 following the sacking of Bryan Robson.

In his first season in charge, he led the Baggies to the play-off final where they suffered a 1-0 defeat to Derby County at Wembley.

Mowbray didn't have to wait long for promotion however, as he led the Baggies to the Championship title and the Semi-Final of the FA Cup in the 2007/08 season, despite a large turnover of players.

Unfortunately, Albion were relegated after one season in the top flight and Mowbray joined Celtic for a brief spell in 2009.

He rejoined his hometown club, replacing Gordon Strachan, in October 2010 and kept Boro up having joined when the club were deep in relegation trouble, achieving a 12th-place finish.

The following season, he was unfortunate not to lead Middlesbrough to the play-offs, as they narrowly missed out finishing in 7th place and Mowbray left the club in the 2013/14 season.

Advertisement block