Andy Thorn has become the first League One boss to lose his job this season, following relegation from The Championship, The Sky Blues have drawn their first three games having lost the lead against Yeovil, Sheffield United and Bury.
Coventry, in the third tier for the first time since 1964 will now commence search for their 12th manager since relegation from the Premier League in 2000 and with £600,000 owed in stadium rent, the new manager will inherit tight purse strings.
Chief executive Tim Fisher told the club’s official website:
“We have not taken this decision lightly. We recognised that last season there were off-the-field matters that affected team affairs and felt it was right and proper to give Andy the chance to put that right over the course of the summer and the start of the season.
“We do not feel that has happened. Of course, the fact that we have surrendered the lead in the first three league games has not helped, but there are several other factors in this decision – not just three disappointing results.”
Richard Shaw and Lee Carsley have been named joint caretaker managers while the manager recruitment process is carried out.