Coventry City CEO Tim Fisher has said that the club is deeply frustrated that Mark Robins has walked out to become the new manager of Huddersfield Town.
Mr Fisher told Nick City's club webmaster Nick Connoll: "To say we are disappointed is an understatement. We gave Mark a three-year contract which we saw as a long-term appointment. “Added to this, Mark was able to bring in those members of staff that he requested, plus we gave a considerable financial commitment in terms of players brought in during the loan windows to ensure that we had a strong, competitive team on the pitch. "Over the last few months, we have had several clubs interested in securing Mark's services and we have fought off multiple approaches. We made every effort to ensure he stayed with us. “Once it became obvious that there was no way forward we had no choice but to eventually allow him to speak to Huddersfield. "The club went through a very rigorous process in appointing Mark, we believed in him, his management team and felt he was ideally suited to the challenge that we face at Coventry City. “Mark has been involved in all aspects of club development on and off the field from top to bottom.“For example, from the initial interviews we talked to him at length about establishing a sustainable future for the club and the very necessary requirement for the club to own its own stadium, so that it can access match day revenues to ensure the building of a successful team within the confines of the Financial Fair Play rules and have a competitive salary cap. Mark was fully on board with that requirement."The turnaround in fortunes at the club has vindicated both the faith and trust we showed in Mark and I believe everyone - supporters and players alike - agreed that we are at the start of something very special and exciting. "So for this departure to happen at the business end of the season and in this manner, is frustrating and disappointing in equal measure for all concerned. It is fair to say that we are all deflated by Mark’s decision to go and, equally, I am sure the supporters will feel the same frustration."
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Source: Coventry MAD