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COVENTRY CONTACT BROWN

Coventry City have confirmed that they are conducting negotiations with the former Hull city manager Phil Brown over the possibility of taking over from Andy Thorn, who was sacked a few weeks ago. Coventry City have been without a manager for the last few weeks. They have made a very poor start to the season and could possibly face relegation from division if things do not improve quickly. As a result, the board has started conducting negotiations with the possible candidates. They have now confirmed that the former Hull city manager Phil Brown, who is currently out of work, is one of the candidates.

The 53-year-old former Hull city manager has been out of work since being sacked by Preston midway through last season. Phil Brown is best known for his extraordinary spell with Hull city when he managed to take them from the bottom of the Championship to the Premier league. The first season in the Premier league was astounding, but a lot of downhill movement since then meant that Phil Brown left Hull city. He spent a few months at Preston before being sacked by the club after poor results. He will be hoping to get Coventry City out of the relegation zone.

“Last season there were off-the-field matters that affected team affairs. We felt it was right to give Andy the chance to put that right but do not feel that has happened. Of course the fact that we have surrendered the lead in the first three league games has not helped. But there are several other factors in this decision – not just three disappointing results. We would like to put on record our thanks to Andy for his work in current and previous roles at the club,” said the Coventry City’s Chief Executive after the sacking of Andy Thorn.

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QUICK SIGNINGS SOON

Coventry City manager Andy Thorn has said that he is looking at the prospect of making some quick signings before the start of the new season. The club were relegated from the Championship last season, while a transfer embargo was also placed on the club.

However, the football league recently revealed that the transfer embargo that has been placed upon Coventry City now stands removed. As a result, the club will be able to sign players ahead of the start of the new season. Andy Thorn has said that he is extremely delighted with the decision taken by the football league and is looking to make quick signings in order to make the squad competitive prior to the start of the new season.

Even though Thorn has admitted that the club have not been able to get a number of their top priority targets due to the transfer embargo, he has said that he has a list of players who would be equally good for the club, whilst he’d also be looking to get a few playes in on loan from the top clubs like Man Utd or Tottenham.

It was thought that Andy Thorn was looking at the possibility of bringing Shrewsbury town striker James Collins, while Bradford city midfielder David Syers has also been linked heavily with the club. However, they have decided to join other clubs instead due to the transfer embargo.

“It’s a big weight off our shoulders. The shackles are off and all the hard work can start now to try to do some business and we want to try to get as many as we can.I haven’t been off the phone all day after we got the news through, which is great, and there are more people who fancy coming. It’s disappointing that we lost out on players who we had shown round the Ricoh and wanted to sign but it is nice now that we can go and do something, so let’s see what we can get,” said Thorn.

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