Thorn in demand elsewhere

22 April 2011 08:49
Other clubs want Thorn after impressing at Coventry It is emerging that Andy Thorn is being tracked by at least two unnamed Championship clubs if he does not get the Coventry City job. He has been in impressive form since taking over in temporary charge of a failing Coventry City side and it is that  which has attracted the attention of some rival clubs who see Thorn as a man who can inject confidence and a winning mentality in their underachieving squads. The general speculation is that Thorn is one of five candidates on the Coventry City shortlist. He has led the Sky Blues to three wins, two draws and one loss in his short tenure at the helm. The club have confirmed that Thorn and his head coach Steve Harrison are on the shortlist and are being considered for the positions. The club has said it will issue an update on the managerial situation later in the week. As for the man at the centre of the attention Andy Thorn, he insists that he does not see his personal ambition to become the next Coventry City manager as the most important issue at this time. he insists that he is focused on the next game and winning it. At the weekly pre-game press conference Thorn said, “I hadn’t really thought about it. I was just getting on with my job, but it has gone well and long may it continue." “I have done most of the work on targets for the summer and stuff like that. Most of it is ready and I need to sit down and go through it a bit more to see where we stand with players who are out of contract and I am ready to do that if and when the club asks me to do. “The phone has been going a lot lately because people all of a sudden want to come to play for Coventry. Players talk and if we do well by playing the sort of football we have been it certainly makes it a lot easier.”