The Wait Goes On For Thorn

27 April 2011 10:57
No statement yet from the club Andy Thorn meeting with Coventry City chairman Ken Dulieu took place yesterday, but as yet no statement has been made by the club and Thorn is still in the dark about his future at the club.Throughout the Coventry City support there has been overwhelming support for the former chief scout turned caretaker manager to be given the job full time. There have been a few dissenting voices against appointing Thorn and a few more questioning his lack of management experience, but the vast majority appear to be in favour of the genial scout becoming the next manager.Thorn has drawn praise from opposition managers as well, including Middlesbrough boss Tony Mowbray, who have also called for him to be appointed as the next City manager.Despite all of the support for Thorn and the board announcing last Friday that Thorn was on a five man shortlist and that they hoped to clarify the position at the end of this week, they have not yet made public their decision.When yesterdays meeting became public knowledge during a post Middlesbrough match interview with Thorn, the speculation was that an announcement would follow shortly afterwards, but it would now appear that we will have to wait until later this week for the long awaited news.Coventry went down to defeat through a last minute, injury time winner at The Riverside, a defeat that was not witnessed by any board member and the first time this season that City have lost a game in which they took the lead.While no one outside the board room knows who, other than Thorn, is on the shortlist, but it is thought to include David O'Leary, Mark Robins, George Burley and Kevin Blackwell.Some of the more dubious rumours surround so called big name managers like Sam Allardyce, Chris Hughton and Alan Curbishley, all of whom would either have to accept a massive drop in renumeration or would be way out of the means of Coventry City.The appearance of Sheffield Wednesday boss Gary Megson at The Ricoh on Good Friday prompted yet more speculation, but it is far more likely he was there on a scouting mission looking at a Scunthorpe player and despite what one fan said about Megson being at The Riverside, he wasn't as he was in the dugout at Hillsborough.