Coventry City have extended the contract of the manager Steven Pressley until the summer of 2018. Pressley has managed to overcome on the financial difficulties at the club to establish a stable playing squad, which is set to dominate League One in the coming weeks. Coventry were one of the early season favourites for securing an automatic promotion spots, but they made a poor start to the campaign that has threatened to derail their ambitions. Pressley, though, has improved performances in the recent matches. The recent 2-1 defeat against Scunthorpe United is the first defeat suffered the team in the last five matches.
It appears that the club have been left extremely happy with the manager that they have offered him a new four year extension to the deal. Along with the contract extension to Pressley, the club have also ensured that first-team coach Darren Murray also signs long-term deal. After signing this new deal, Pressley said that his ambition remains to take the club back into the Championship. As a result of the defeat against Scunthorpe, Coventry remain eighth in the table after having taken 12 points from the opening round of fixtures.
They have yet another away match coming up this weekend as they visit at Rochdale, who are just one place behind them in the table. “I have always felt that there is huge potential for Coventry City. We’ve only just begun to scratch the surface in the 18 months that we have been here and I look forward to continuing the job we’ve started. I was so proud to lead the club out at the Ricoh Arena last Friday night and it brought home to everyone just how much Coventry City Football Club means to the people and the community of Coventry,” said Pressley after the club announced his new contract.