Coventry reveal Hill club crest

12 April 2011 12:23
Coventry City will sport a new badge on their shirts next season in tribute to the Jimmy Hill era of the 1960s.A statue of Hill, who was manager from 1961 to 1967, will be erected at the Ricoh Arena for the 2011/12 campaign. [LNB]The club's head of retail, Justin Tose, told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire: "This is for one year only. [LNB]"It's never appeared on a shirt before. It's been lifted off programmes through the 1960s that Hill introduced as part of the sky-blue revolution." [LNB]Hill was responsible for Coventry's promotion to the old First Division in 1967 and is well respected in the football world for helping to modernise the game.[LNB]The Current logo will still be used by the clubSpeaking of Hill's impact Tose added: "It was a great time for Coventry when they shaped the modern game and how football clubs approach the commercial side of the business. [LNB]"I've spoken to a lot of fans about this over the past few weeks and months and people are really excited about the plans for using this crest. [LNB]"They also love the fact that we are looking back at our history - particularly with the recent decision to build a statue in Jimmy Hill's honour - and incorporating that theme into next season's kit." [LNB]The club stress that the new logo will only be worn on home kits and that the current badge will still be used elsewhere.

Source: BBC_Sport