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Adams axed by Sky Blues

17 Jan 2007 - 12:28:33

Coventry City have sacked manager Micky Adams after a dismal sequence of results which culminated in an FA Cup exit at the hands of Bristol City.

The Sky Blues lost five and drew one of their last six league games in a run which has seen them slump from the fringes of the play-off zone to 16th in the Championship table.

Adams also saw his side dumped out of the FA Cup by League One side Bristol City in a costly 2-0 defeat in front of an unhappy Ricoh Arena crowd on Tuesday.

The former Fulham, Brighton & Hove Albion and Leicester City boss had been in the Coventry hot-seat for two years, and guided the club to an eighth-placed finish in the Championship last term.

"I'm obviously disappointed with the decision and would like to wish the club success in the future - but sadly I won't be a part of it," said Adams.

"I understand and respect the decision, but now both the club and I have got to move on.

"Unfortunately that's the way the football industry is sometimes and you don't always get the time to complete the job.

"I genuinely believe I could have turned it around given the time, so I'm devastated with the decision.

"It hasn't been a disastrous tenure by any means and that's why I don't understand it, but I'll move on."


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