Tony Mowbray: Coventry manager signs new two-year contract

Mowbray aims to move Coventry forwards

Tony Mowbray has extended his stay as Coventry City manager by signing a new two-year deal with the League One club.

The ex-Hibernian, West Bromwich Albion, Celtic and Middlesbrough boss, 51, joined in March on a short-term contract until the end of season.

The Sky Blues avoided relegation on the final day of the season with their fifth win in 14 matches under Mowbray.

City chief executive Steve Waggott said he was "delighted" to appoint the "overwhelming choice among supporters".external-link

Tony Mowbray's managerial record
Ipswich Town (Caretaker: Oct 2002) P 4, W 1, D 1, L 2Celtic (Jun 2009-Mar 2010) P 45, W 23, D 9, L 13
Hibernian (May 2004-Oct 2006) P 108, W 52, D 16, L 40Middlesbrough (Oct 2010-Oct 2013) P 153, W 61, D 37, L 55
West Brom (Oct 2006-Jun 2009) P 140, W 57, D 32, L 51Coventry City (Mar 2015-) P 14, W 5, D 4, L 5

Coventry finished 17th in League One, five points clear of relegation.

Mowbray worked with predecessor Steven Pressley's former number two Neil MacFarlane and Dave Hockaday as his backroom team for the final two months of the season.

But, now that he has been confirmed in the job on a more permanent basis, he is expected to bring in his long-standing sidekick Mark Venus.

Hockaday, appointed in February as the club's professional development coach until the end of the season just three weeks before Pressley's sacking, has now left the club.