Musical chairs in City boardroom
Joe Elliott has taken over as Coventry City chairman after Geoffrey Robinson's decision to step down.
In a statement, the Coventry North MP said: 'On the resumption of Parliament on Monday, October 8, it was quite clear to me that I could no longer continue as acting chairman of Coventry City Football Club for there are simply not enough hours in the day.
'It had been my aim by the end of the recess to have achieved the Manhattan takeover and to return full time to Westminster.
'Sadly for other reasons I'll write about elsewhere, Manhattan and other negotiations did not come off.'
Robinson remains as a director while Elliott now takes on the unenviable task of keeping the Sky Blues out of administration.