Coventry City Football Club have this evening secured the services of manager Tony Mowbray on a two year contract.
Mowbray initially joined The Sky Blues in March, replacing Steven Pressley on a contract until the end of the 2014/2015 Season.
After securing the Club’s League One status on the last day with a 2-1 victory at Crawley, Mowbray made it clear he wanted to stay with The Sky Blues, but only with the right infrastructure at the Club.
Following extensive talks with the club’s owners and board on the future direction of the club, Mowbray has penned a two-year deal and will start work on City’s 2015/16 campaign immediately.
City chief executive Steve Waggott said: “We’re absolutely delighted that Tony has signed a long-term contract with the club.
“Following the club’s final game of the season against Crawley, the club’s owners and the board had talks with Tony on where he wanted to take the club and the blueprint needed to get us there.
“We’ve worked on a lot of details with Tony and, over the coming days, we hope we can announce further changes in terms of the club’s infrastructure. That will mean there is a better structure at Coventry City for Tony to achieve his, and all of our, future aims and ambitions.
“Ever since Tony joined us in March, we’ve been extremely impressed by his experience and demeanour, and we are looking forward to a busy summer and what will hopefully be a successful season.
“He was the overwhelming choice as manager among supporters and many I have spoken to over the past couple of weeks have said securing his services would show a real statement of intent from the club.
“We’ve made that statement now by bringing him in and we see this as a fresh start in taking the club forward.”