Coventry fail to take flight under Robins with positives in short supply | Jeremy Alexander

13 March 2017 10:00
Mark Robins’s second coming at the Ricoh starts badly with 2-0 defeat by Bradford City which leaves League One’s bottom club 14 points from safetyThe second coming of Mark Robins at Coventry City began with a home defeat, 2-0 by Bradford City. As omens go it was not totally bad. So did his first, in September 2012, and he left in 2013 as the best manager the club has had with a league win percentage of 52%. In 25 games he took them from 23rd in League One to eighth in February. But the situation is more desperate now. Even Messiahs need time – not Easter. Coventry, still in League One by a thread, are 14 points from safety with 10 games left.Robins is their fourth manager this season after Tony Mowbray, Mark Venus and Russell Slade. Without a club for over a year, since Huddersfield tempted him to the Championship followed by a spell at Scunthorpe, he was happy to accept a contract to the summer of 2018 and a poll in the Coventry Telegraph showed three to one happy to have him back. He was possibly the only man prepared to take it. The club is in dire straits and dire hands. Related: Long, sorry decline of Coventry City leaves fans in a state of despair Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian