Coventry City: Mark Robins extends contract as manager

Coventry City manager Mark Robins
Mark Robins is in his second spell as Coventry City manager

Coventry City manager Mark Robins has extended his contract with the newly-promoted League One club.

Robins and his assistant Adi Viveash have both agreed new and improved deals at the Ricoh Arena following the Sky Blues' League Two play-off final win.

"I'm delighted to extend my commitment to Coventry City and its supporters," Robins, 48, said.

Meanwhile assistant Steve Taylor has left the club due to health issues which saw him miss most of last season.

Robins returned to Coventry for a second spell as Sky Blues manager in March 2017, but the club has not disclosed the length of his new deal.

While he failed to keep them in League One last season, he did oversee a victory in the Football League Trophy before masterminding an immediate return to the third tier via the play-offs this season.

"The change from when I took over last March has been massive, both in terms of performances and the atmosphere around the club and the city," Robins said.

"Since I've come back, the supporters have backed me and the players 100%, and for me the reconnection between the players and the supporters is so important."

Coventry assistant Taylor leaves the club while he continues to receive treatment for a bleed on the brain, which was diagnosed after he collapsed on the training ground in August.

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