FOOTBALL - Mark Robins signs new long-term deal with Coventry City - The Coventry Observer

FOOTBALL - Mark Robins signs new long-term deal with Coventry City

Coventry Editorial 17th May, 2023   0

MARK Robins has signed a new long-term contract to keep him at Coventry City until at least 2027.

Robins has guided the Sky Blues from League Two to within two games of the Premier League following his return to the Coventry Building Society Arena in March 2017.

And the 53-year-old has been rewarded for a remarkable season with a new four-year contract with the announcement made just hours before the club’s crucial play-off second leg against Middlesbrough.

Robins said: “I am delighted to agree terms of a new contract with Coventry City.

“While our focus is on tonight’s game, the journey that we have been on together as a club has been amazing so far.

“I look forward to continuing that work in the next four years and the improvement on and off the pitch of this great football club.

“This was an easy decision to make and I thank the club for their continued support.”

Executive chairman and owner, Doug King, added: “The footballing success over the last six years is well documented and we are looking forward to the second leg play-off tonight as we seek more success.

“More importantly though since taking control of the club in January, and as an outsider, I have been extremely impressed with the leadership skills and authority with which Mark operates.

“He also remains hugely ambitious both personally and for the continued resurgence of Coventry City Football Club which is critical, and I believe that the club is now in a position to support those ambitions and take our club back to the top tier of English football.

“I am thrilled he has committed to us as we embark on this new era together.”

Robins won the EFL Trophy within a month of his return to the club before then leading City to promotion from League Two via the play-offs the following season.

And Robins guided the Sky Blues to the League One title in 2019/20 before helping Coventry climb up the Championship table over the last three seasons.

City booked their place in the play-offs on the final day of the season and, after a goalless first leg, travel to Middlesbrough tonight knowing a win will see them meet Luton Town in the play-off final at Wembley.

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