Coventry City have this morning parted company with manager, Steven Pressley after a run of just 4 wins in 24 league matches has left the Sky Blues languishing in the relegation places.
The news comes following a 2-2 draw versus Sheffield United on Saturday. A game that saw City 2-0 up against 10-man United but a capitulation in the final 15 minutes resulted in the Blades snatching a point with 2 goals in 2 minutes which continued Coventry’s barren spell in the league without a win. A run stretching back to first weekend of of January.
In a statement released this morning, Coventry Chief Executive Steve Waggott said;
“It was very difficult from a personal and professional point of view,” said chief executive Steve Waggott.
“But results over recent weeks and months, and our precarious position in the league table, means that a change of direction at first team level is needed.”
Fans have become increasingly frustrated with the standard of performances and results at the club in recent months with anger directed toward the clubs owners recently spilling over from the stands towards the players and manager, especially at the last home game, a 1-1 draw versus Scunthorpe United.
Dave Hockaday and Steve McFarlane will take temporary charge of the club for Saturday’s game versus MK Dons, with Hockaday the odds on favourite with William Hill to take over the managerial helm at the beleaguered sky blues.
Fans immediately took to social media to express their views at the news coming out of the Ricoh this morning;
— Dave Tuckley (@tucks40) February 23, 2015
Really liked Steven Pressley, however correct decision to let him go. Shame it didn’t work out. #PUSB
— Andrew Olorenshaw (@AKOlorenshaw) February 23, 2015
— Harry (@Harry_Read) February 23, 2015