Dennis Wise and Kevin Blackwell among Coventry City applicants

Dennis Wise and Kevin Blackwell are among a large number of applicants for Coventry City's vacant managerial post, reports BBC Coventry & Warwickshire.

Dennis Wise factfile

  • Born on 16 December 1966 in Kensington, London
  • Won the FA Cup with Wimbledon in 1988
  • Joined Chelsea in 1990, where he won two FA Cups, one League Cup and one European Cup Winners' Cup
  • Left Chelsea in 2001 and went on to play for Leicester City, Millwall, Southampton and Coventry City
  • In 2004, he managed Millwall to the FA Cup final, but lost 3-0 against Manchester United
  • Wise has since been in charge at Swindon and Leeds United, and been director of football at Newcastle

The Sky Blues sacked manager Andy Thorn on Sunday following a disappointing start to the season, drawing all three of their opening matches.

The Coventry board have received a high volume of applications vying for the first managerial opening of the season.

Coventry have not yet set a timescale for finding a new manager.

Former Millwall, Swindon and Leeds United manager Wise, 45, finished his playing career with Coventry, scoring six times in a total of 13 league appearances in 2006.

However, he has been without a job since leaving his executive role at Newcastle United in 2009 following a disagreement with then-Magpies manager Kevin Keegan.

Meanwhile Blackwell, who also had a spell in charge of Leeds, left Sheffield United in 2010 by mutual consent and has been out of work since.