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2010/11 key moments: Aidy is axed

Aidy Boothroyd enjoyed less than a full season in charge of Coventry City, sacked after a run of just one win in sixteen league games led to a spiral down the table following an encouraging start.

While not too many tears were shed at his departure due to a style of play that was never too easy on the eye, most supporters realised that Boothroyd had been working under extremely tight financial constraints that prevented squad strengthening when it was needed at the beginning of January and also that he made the Sky Blues a side that competed in every game they played in.

City pushed the promotion chasing sextet of QPR, Nottingham Forest, Norwich, Leeds, Swansea and Cardiff all the way in the vast majority of their thirteen meetings under Boothroyd but ultimately ended up with just two points from those games.

Injuries to key men such as Ben Turner and Lee Carsley didn`t help either and Aidy joined a long list of managers to have tried and failed to bring a bit of success back to Coventry. Very much the appointment of Ray Ranson, his exit came just weeks before an outpouring of financial revelations about the club and the departure of Ranson himself.

In a statement to the League Managers Association Boothroyd said: 'I am deeply disappointed to be leaving Coventry City and to be the ninth manager dismissed from the club in 10 years.

'Last Christmas I took the club to its highest league position for several years and, since then, we have had to endure a period of injuries and suspensions to seven key players, during which time we have played most of the top teams in the league.

'It is a shame that I have not been given the chance to take the club back up the league table where we were at the turn of the year.'




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Date:Monday May 16 2011

Time: 11:00PM

 

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