Coventry City chairman Tim Fisher was due to come on TalkSport to speak to Jim White about appointing Mark Robins for the second time today. Fisher however was unavailable so White tried SISU boss Joy Seppala but didn’t receive the warmest off welcomes.
Tim Fisher and SISU have been under a lot of scrutiny in the past few years from Coventry fans due to their demise as a club, so when Fisher pulled out at the last minute host Jim White tried to get hold of the woman who pulls the strings, Joy Seppala. Here’s what White had to say:
“In the absence of Tim Fisher, I have just tried to contact SISU. The fans, almost all of them, have utter contempt for the owners SISU. The name is Joy Seppala. One of the women who is part of SISU. In the last commercial break I tried to contact Joy Seppala.I told her who I was, and why I was on, and the next thing I knew I was talking to the dialling tone.So Joy Seppala of SISU doesn’t want to engage with me today.”
This just adds fuel to the already massive fire at Coventry, added on to the announcement that a man who left Coventry just a few years ago because he couldn’t get assurances that the club had a real future has taken up the role when the Sky Blues are in an arguably worse state than beforehand. The obvious answer to that would be money.
Statistically, Coventry have gone from their second worst manager in history to statistically their best. Russell Slade leaves with a 7% win ratio whilst Robins went to Huddersfield leaving a 52% ratio behind him which is very impressive but he would need to up that to 80% to make the miracle happen and keep Coventry in League One.