But Coleman has been recognised after Coventry enjoyed an excellent run of results, beating Wolves, Birmingham and Norwich and drawing with Burnley.
The Sky Blues also defeated Blackburn in the FA Cup to set up a quarter-final with Chelsea.
Speaking about the wins over Birmingham and Wolves, Coleman told Sky Sports News: "They were two excellent performances. Both Midlands derbies, but we played very well.
"To go unbeaten in that run of games was particularly good and I see a big improvement in the team."
Coventry lost 2-1 to Sheffield United on Wednesday to remain 13th in the table but Coleman has still not given up hope of making the play-offs.
He said: "Prior to last night's game, we had done very well.
"If we had won, we would have gone within five points of the play-offs but there are still a lot of points to play for and we are in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup against Chelsea.
"It is going to be hard for us to get in the play-offs but you never say never."