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Can Robins Become A Managerial Stayer?

Can Robins Become A Managerial Stayer?

Friday's sacking of Nigel Adkins by Southampton shocked the football world and once again threw into the spotlight the precarious nature of being a manager.

As a club that Coventry City are aiming to follow, by progressing from League One through the Championship and potentially back into the Premier League, the Saints decision certainly looks to have plunged them into turmoil after a period of stability at St Mary's.

The constant turnaround in managers is shown clearly on the League Managers Association website where a continually updated list of the longest serving bosses can be found.

Of 89 managers named, Mark Robins is already up to 64th in that table despite only coming to Coventry in September 2012. If he could make it into the top 20 by still being in charge at the start of the 2014/15 season the chances are that the Sky Blues will be halfway towards their top-flight goal.



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Writer:CCFC
Date:Saturday January 19 2013
Time: 1:16PM

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2 Bolton 39 22 9 8 75 28
3 Fleetwood 39 19 12 8 69 19
4 Bradford 39 16 18 5 66 16
5 Scunthorpe 39 18 10 11 64 20
6 Southend 39 17 12 10 63 13
7 Millwall 38 16 12 10 60 8
8 Rochdale 38 16 9 13 57 6
9 Bristol Rovers 40 15 12 13 57 -1
10 Oxford 39 16 8 15 56 5
11 Peterborough 40 15 10 15 55 1
12 Walsall 39 13 14 12 53 -2
13 Wimbledon 39 12 15 12 51 1
14 Northampton 40 14 8 18 50 -6
15 MK Dons 39 12 12 15 48 -1
16 Charlton 39 10 17 12 47 3
17 Bury 40 12 10 18 46 -7
18 Oldham 40 10 15 15 45 -12
19 Gillingham 40 11 12 17 45 -17
20 Shrewsbury 39 11 10 18 43 -14
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