Coventry City - Thorn pits wits against managerial big beasts
UK time is: 01:15:32
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Thorn pits wits against managerial big beasts

As befits a league that financially ranks as one of Europe's biggest, the Championship in 2011/12 has plenty of big name managers in charge of some its clubs.

Sam Allardyce has taken over at West Ham United following their relegation and has vowed to have the Hammers back in the top-flight by the time they take over residency at the Olympic Stadium while Chris Hughton was considered to be harshly sacked by Newcastle in the Premier League and has now become the new Birmingham City boss.

Meanwhile in the East Midlands, two former England managers will be expected to deliver promotion challenges at the Walkers Stadium and City Ground respectively. Sven Goran Eriksson will be well backed in the transfer market by his bosses at Leicester City while Steve McClaren is back in his home country with Nottingham Forest.

For the Sky Blues, working to a tight budget and having to replace key players from last season it all adds up to a managerial baptism of fire for Andy Thorn who impressed everyone with his attacking ethos and straightforward approach to the job when appointed as caretaker last season.

The bookmakers make Thorn an 8/1 shot to be the first managerial casualty of the Championship campaign but, having come into the job from outside the usual merry-go-round route, he may yet surprise a few people.

Off the pitch, Tuesday's Sky Blue talk concerns takeover rumours which have surfaced again after Joe Elliott's decision to stand aside from his role as life president as he is involved with Gary Hoffman's potential bid for the club.

Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: CCFC Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday June 28 2011

Time: 7:32PM


Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Coventry City Articles

Penalty Exit For Coventry City In JPT (Tuesday October 6 2015)

City Boss: We Need To Be Clinical (Friday October 2 2015)

Sky Blues Seek Home Comforts (Thursday October 1 2015)

Options Aplenty For Sky Blues Boss (Wednesday September 30 2015)

Lameiras Has Time To Make An Impact (Tuesday September 29 2015)

Archived Coventry City Articles

List All Vital Coventry Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. houchen 3

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
2. Walsall 11 6 4 1 10 22
3. Bury 11 6 4 1 6 22
4. Gillingham 11 6 3 2 10 21
5. Coventry 10 6 1 3 9 19
6. Rochdale 11 5 2 4 3 17
7. Sheff Utd 11 5 2 4 2 17
8. Port Vale 11 4 4 3 2 16

Coventry City Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Crewe exit Trophy
Crewe : 06/10/2015 22:59:00
Crewe : 06/10/2015 22:33:01
Gillingham : 06/10/2015 22:04:01
Donervon Daniels Voted Man Of The Match v Walsall
Wigan : 06/10/2015 22:03:00
Millwall : 06/10/2015 21:56:01

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Which 'New' Away Game Are You Looking Forward To?
Suggested By:  Editor
Blackpool 23%
Burton Albion 37%
Bury 4%
Millwall 15%
Shrewsbury Town 4%
Southend United 4%
Wigan Athletic 13%