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Chris McCann’s manager at Coventry City quits

Tony Mowbray leaves post

Coventry City v Northampton Town - Sky Bet League One Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images

It’s been a tough start to Chris McCann’s loan spell at Coventry City. After starting the first five matches of the League One season, a groin injury kept the Irishman out nearly a month. He made his return to the team yesterday as they took on AFC Wimbledon in a 2-2 draw.

This morning, manager Tony Mowbray announced his resignation after a poor start to the League One season saw Coventry City fail to win any of their opening ten matches. They’re currently last in the league.

“I won’t be a burden for this club,” said Mowbray. “I won’t hang around for too long if we don’t win football matches.” Mowbray took over as Coventry City boss in March of 2015 and managed to avoid relegation on the last day of the 2015-2016 season.

Mowbray was forced to deal with off-the-field issues throughout the start of the season, as fans began a protest against the club’s owners. The Coventry Telegraph started an online petition calling for the owners to sell the club. The petition states,

The petition has over 17,000 signatures so far.

Hopefully things get better for McCann and Coventry City Football Club. This isn’t the ideal situation for a player on loan to be in, especially one that is preparing to join Atlanta United in January once training camp for the 2017 MLS season begins.

As always, we’ll keep everyone posted on further developments.