League One side Coventry City are locked in talks with Tony Mowbray regarding their vacant managerial position reports the Coventry Telegraph.
City, who won 2-1 against MK Dons on Saturday, parted company with Steven Pressley last Monday with Dave Hockaday and Neil MacFarlane taking caretaker charge. Chief Executive Steve Waggot had previously said in a statement:
“We will not rush a permanent appointment because it’s a decision that requires a fulsome process to try, if possible, to avoid this situation in another two years.”
Former West Brom boss Mowbray is believed to have been the first candidate interviewed for the job and is thought to be Waggot’s preferred choice. The 51-year-old was invited to apply by Waggot and will be in the stands for Tuesday’s away game at Barnsley.
Talks between the club and Mowbray are understood to be ongoing with several points under discussion. These discussions are perceived to revolve around length of contract, budget and backroom staff with Mowbray keen to bring in his own team.
An announcement was expected today but the two sides are still in talks at the Ricoh Arena. Coventry sit one place outside the relegation zone with Hockaday and MacFarlane taking charge of the trip to Oakwell.