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Atlanta United’s Academy Director linked to Coventry City manager job

Richard Money has a history with the Sky Blues

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Atlanta United academy director Richard Money has “declared an interest” in becoming the next manager of Coventry City, according to reports in the Coventry Observer yesterday.

Money is no stranger to the Sky Blues. He ran their Academy during their years in the Premiership, was a first team coach under Roland Nilsson, and has been linked to the top job at the Ricoh Arena multiple times. Most recently, he was a strong candidate for the role prior to the hiring of Tony Mowbray in early 2015. Mowbray recently stepped down after a poor start to the 2016-17 season in League One.

Atlanta United’s Chris McCann is on loan to Coventry through the end of 2016 ahead of the 2017 Major League Soccer season. According to club policy, Atlanta United would not address the rumor when asked for comment.

Prior to joining Atlanta United, Money was the manager at Cambridge United. He also has managerial experience in Sweden and Australia, in addition to stints at Luton Town and Walsall.

Money was announced as the director of Atlanta United’s academy in April and has helped prepare the teams for the current U.S. Soccer Development Academy season. He has hired a coaching staff, organized tryouts, and selected players for five age groups.

The Coventry Observer expects that a long list of potential candidates will be pared down to a shorter list prior to making a decision.