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NEWS: Mark Robins pays tribute to John Sillett

30 November 2021

Coventry City manager Mark Robins has paid tribute to John Sillett, following the death of the legendary former Sky Blues boss and Life President at the age of 85.

"I am deeply saddened by the news of John’s death," said Robins.

"He had a huge impact at this Football Club and will be remembered by everyone for his achievements here, winning the FA Cup and leading the Club in the top-flight, and for the man that he was.

"John was and will remain a great inspiration to me and to many others, and no doubt for those who will have the honour of managing this Club in the future.

"He was a top guy, he was full of support and full of wisdom, and he will be sadly missed by not only by myself but everyone at Coventry City Football Club.

"Our thoughts and condolences go to Jean and family."


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