Thorn named City boss

28 April 2011 02:00
Coventry have confirmed the appointment of Andy Thorn as the club's permanent manager. Thorn has verbally accepted terms at the Ricoh Arena having steered the midlands club to npower Championship safety since taking the reins from Aidy Boothroyd on a caretaker basis just over six weeks ago. The former City chief scout is no doubt a popular appointment among players and supporters alike having introduced an attractive brand of passing, attacking play during his short stint in charge. Thorn, aided by coach Steve Harrison, took over with the Sky Blues having registered just one win in 16 matches and sinking rapidly towards the bottom three, a sorry slump in form which saw them slip from fifth place in early December. But three wins, three draws and two defeats from his eight games at the helm have convinced new chairman Ken Dulieu and the rest of City's new-look board, under owners SISU, that Thorn is the man for the job on a long-term basis. Thorn said: "I have really enjoyed the spell in temporary charge and am relishing the opportunity to shape the team over the longer term. I have often said that I think we have a very good squad of players here who are capable of producing good, attractive football on a consistent basis."

Source: PA