Tony Mowbray

03 Mar 2015

COVENTRY APPOINT TONY MOWBRAY

Coventry City have appointed Tony Mowbray as their new manager.

The 51-year-old Yorkshireman, who succeeds Steven Pressley, was officially unveiled at a Tuesday lunchtime press conference.

The former Hibernian, West Bromwich Albion, Celtic and Middlesbrough manager has been out of football since leaving Middlesbrough in October 2013.

Mowbray, who becomes the club's 12th manager in 13 and a half years, since the sacking of Gordon Strachan in September 2001, starts his reign with Coventry currently in 20th place in League One, a point clear of the relegation zone.

He takes charge of a team, however, who have shown their potential by picking up four points out of a possible six from their past two matches, both against teams in League One's top six.

Saturday's 2-1 home win over MK Dons, under the caretaker charge of Dave Hockaday and Neil MacFarlane, their first victory at the Ricoh Arena for four months, lifted them back out of trouble.