Robins Turns The Sky Blue

19 September 2012 10:38
Ex Reds boss takes over at Coventry.

Former Barnsley manager Mark Robins has made his way back into football management by taking the reigns at League One strugglers Coventry City.

Robins, 42 quit his Oakwell post in the summer of 2011, claiming financial constraints placed on him by the club’s board made his position untenable. So it seems rather bizarre that the former Manchester United striker has decided to return to the dugout at the Ricoh Arena.

Coventry who spent 34 consecutive years in the top flight from 1968 to 2001 were relegated to the third tier of English football for the first time in 48 years in the summer amid financial turmoil and have very little to spend on transfers or wages.

That lack of a budget has seen the Sky Blues start life in League One with three draws and four defeats, and Tuesday’s 4-1 reverse at Shrewsbury dumped the Midlands side into the relegation zone. They are without a league win since March.