, MLS club swoop for ‘popular and integral’ Coventry City coach

MLS club swoop for ‘popular and integral’ Coventry City coach

Coventry City first-team coach Dennis Lawrence is leaving the club to join the coaching staff at MLS club Minnesota United, it has been confirmed.

Coventry City brought Lawrence into their coaching staff in the summer of 2021.

He hold roles as Roberto Martinez’s assistant manager with Wigan Athletic and Everton before venturing into management with the Trinidad and Tobago national team. The switch to the Sky Blues presented a move back into the backroom for the 49-year-old.

Now though, it has emerged that Lawrence has been poached and is set for an eye-catching move away.

Coventry City have confirmed on their official website the first-team coach is set to leave the club to become assistant head coach with MLS outfit Minnesota United. They have recently named Eric Ramsay as their new boss, bringing the 32-year-old in from Manchester United towards the end of February.

Sky Blues boss Mark Robins moved to wish Lawrence all the best with the ‘incredible opportunity’ he has taken up. He said:

“I would like to thank Dennis for his hard work and important contribution to the success that we have experienced over the last few years, during which he has been a popular and integral part of our team.

“It is an incredible opportunity for Dennis and his family that it would have been difficult not to have taken, and he leaves us with our best wishes for his new role at Minnesota United and for the future.”

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, MLS club swoop for ‘popular and integral’ Coventry City coach

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What next for Coventry City

Losing a coach to another club is a challenge many clubs are posed with but ultimately, Coventry City’s goal doesn’t change.

The Sky Blues will still be firmly focused on the fight to earn a second consecutive play-off finish. They currently sit 8th in the Championship table with just a point between them and the top six.

For manager Robins, he’ll be looking to bring in a replacement to join his backroom team. Having worked in management for a long time, the 54-year-old will be able to put his vast coaching connections to use to find a suitable figure to take Lawrence’s place.

Until then, the rest of the backroom team will be taking up the work done by Lawrence to help keep the Championship club on course in their fight to earn promotion to the Premier League.

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