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Mowbray named Coventry City manager.

Tony-MowbrayCoventry City Football Club have officially announced Tony Mowbray as their new first-team manager.

Mowbray takes the reigns following the dismissal of Steven Pressley last Monday.

The former Hibernian, West Bromwich Albion, Celtic & Middlesbrough manager has signed a deal until the end of the current season, where the Club will then sit down and work out a longer contract.

Out of work since leaving Middlesbrough in October 2013, Mowbray joins the Sky Blues who sit in 20th position in League One, just one place above the relegation zone.

Speaking to the Club’s official website, Chief Executive Steve Waggott spoke about Steven Pressley’s replacement; “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Tony Mowbray to Coventry City as our new manager.

“We’ve secured the services of a highly-rated, experienced candidate for the job and Tony is a manager who has enjoyed plenty of success at a higher level.

“He has experience in coming into a club in challenging times and steering them through to safety and, on top of that, has enjoyed promotion too.

“We were all very impressed with Tony during the interview process and it speaks volumes that the club are able to attract a manager of Tony’s calibre.

“We wanted someone who could come in and hit the ground running because we have 14 important games left in this season and the number one priority is to preserve our League One status.

“We have agreed terms until the end of the season and then, immediately after the final ball is kicked, we can reassess and look at a longer term deal. It was just vital, at this stage, to get the right man in to help steer us through the current situation between now and the end of the season.

“We believe Tony is exactly the right man for Coventry City and everyone here, from supporters to staff, will get right behind him.”

The Club have confirmed that Mowbray will be in the stands for tonight’s game at Barnsley whilst caretaker managers Neil MacFarlane and Dave Hockaday will remain in charge for the game.

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