EXCLUSIVE: Tony Mowbray quits as Coventry manager

Date published: Thursday 29th September 2016 9:53

Tony Mowbray: Leaves Coventry

Tony Mowbray: Leaves Coventry

Coventry City manager Tony Mowbray has quit the League One club after failing to win any of their opening 10 games, sources close to the club have told TEAMtalk.com.

Mowbray admitted after Wednesday’s draw with fellow strugglers AFC Wimbledon that he was considering his future and sources have told TEAMtalk.com that Mowbray has left after saying his goodbyes to the players.

Coventry are rooted to the bottom of League One having failed to win a league game so far this season, drawing six games and they are already three points adrift of second from bottom.

Coventry’s only victory this season came in the EFL Trophy against West Ham’s under-23s and pressure has been building on the former Middlesbrough and West Brom boss.

Speaking after Wednesday night’s draw, Mowbray said: “I am a very passionate and emotional person.

“I have got a huge pride about the way I manage.

“Let’s see what the next few hours and days brings.

“I won’t be a burden for this club. I won’t hang around for too long if we don’t win football matches. I won’t expect to be paid if I decide to leave. They can reinvest the money I currently earn as a football manager.

“I know this club needs every penny. I am an honourable guy and I will make some decisions, talk to the people above me. I have worked with Mark Venus for over 20 years so me and him will sit down and see what’s right.”

Mowbray has been in charge of Coventry since March 2015 and he kept the club up on the final day of last season, but he has been forced to deal with off-the-field issues of protests from fans against the club’s owners

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