Coventry City are no rush to make some signings according to manager Tony Mowbray, who also says that he is looking at making some value additions and not some expensive name to the squad. It is seen as a direct statement towards prudency from the club that has suffered several financial problems over the years. The former West Brom manager has unearthed some great players over the years and he is prepared to wait in order to find those names at Coventry. The club had an indifferent League One campaign after finishing just below the top half of the table.
Unless the club strengthen significantly in the summer, it looks like they will not be challenging for even a play-off place. However, there is plenty of time left to the close of the transfer window and Mowbray can still look forward to making some valuable additions. Even though the price goes up as the window approaches, longer negotiations may help reduce the price. Coventry managed only two wins in the last two months of the campaign. This poor end of season form was a major reason behind the club missing out on a top-10 finish. Mowbray remains confident that the club are not far away from challenging for promotion. Read the rest of this entry »05.16.15
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Coventry City assigned Tony Mowbray with the managerial role at the English League One club on March 3 of the current year and the English manager has already revealed to the public some of the plans and accomplishment that he wants to make as the coach of the team.
One of Tony Mowbray’s plans includes taking Coventry City to the Championship League as well as signing a few players which have attracted his attention and would like to add to the team.
There is something else which represents a bigger importance in Tony Mowbray and his squad and it’s to survive for another season in the English League One. The club is currently located in the bottom spots of the third tier English League and in order to the plans of Mowbray to properly begin; surviving in this league is the first thing that needs to be done.
Coventry City’s recently appoint manager Tony Mowbray said: “I have been looking at the contracts of players over the last few days because it’s been at the forefront of my mind. I want to know what is the squad and what have we got left in contract next year, how many players are contracted footballers at this club. I’m trying to put plans together to build a team and the worse-case scenario is we have no idea where we’re going and we’re stuck with 13 contracted players.’’
“You have to forward plan and know where you are going. That process has already started and I have sheets of paper in my office of what a team might look like next year and what positions we crucially have to fill who’s available, what salary would he expect, is he available on a free transfer and would he think about Coventry and having those conversations?’’ Read the rest of this entry »03.20.15
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When you are the manager of a team that is not able to defeat the club which is located in the last spot of the league, this is not a good sign and this is exactly what happened with Everton and Roberto Martinez after his players had to settle with a 2-2 draw against Leicester City.
Everton is not only competing in the Premier League but also in the UEFA Europa League and Everton’s Steven Naismith has stated that competing in different competitions can take a toll in any squad but they can’t use it as an excuse.
Steven Naismith joined Everton back in July of 2012 and ever since then, the Scottish midfielder has turned into one of the most consistent players of the squad and it comes to no surprise as to why he has made over 30 league appearances for the Premier League club since arriving to Goodison Park.
Even with the challenges that await Everton in the UEFA Europa League, Naismith only considers it to be another match and it can’t be an excuse for the team to drop points or start getting out of focus. Read the rest of this entry »02.20.15
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Coventry City does not want the striker Gary Madine to return to Sheffield Wednesday just yet.
They are actually looking to sign the 24-year old permanently, but, for the time being, what’s on their agenda is to get his loan spell extended somehow.
The match that Coventry has to play versus Walsall would mark the end of the Madine’s current loan spell.
But, as per the reports, the talks have been taking place behind the scenes and the announcement of the extension of the loan period would be made soon.
Sheffield Wednesday would obviously not extend Madine’s stay at Ricoh Arena till the summer because the player’s contract is going to expire in June and during the next pre-season transfer window, the Owls would get no fee for him.
So, there is no chance of a long extension. The extension would only be for a few weeks and in that duration; Coventry will have to get the permanent signing done.
It’s not that Madine has been scoring countless goals at Coventry. But, the coaching staff there is said to have liked what they have seen in the attacker and they reckon he is somebody who can be a very useful servant of the club in the coming tomorrow.
Madine himself also confirmed to the media yesterday that the attempts were being made by Coventry to keep his services secured.
In the words of Madine, “I think they want me to continue being here and they are making several attempts to make sure it happens. I have been told so by the manager.”
“I cannot tell you if it is going to be the loan extension or the permanent signing. Let’ see. It is for the two clubs to try and negotiate.”12.26.14
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