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Sky Blues Target Irvine

Coventry City have put Wednesday boss Alan Irvine top of their 'wanted list' to replace Chris Coleman, according to reports today.

The Sky Blues parted company with Coleman following a poor run of results which left them closer to the Championship basement than the play-off spots.

And City have drawn up a list of candidates to fill the vacant manager's position at the Ricoh Arena - with Irvine thought to be leading the list.

Irvine arrived at Hillsborough midway through last season but, despite a decent return of results, couldn't stop the Owls falling into League One.

He's already started planning for a campaign in England's third tier with the Owls but a switch back to the Championship could well be tempting.

Crystal Palace boss Paul Hart and Tony Mowbray, sacked by SPL giants Celtic, are also thought to be in the running.




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Date:Thursday May 13 2010

Time: 10:43AM

Your Comments

Hands off! - Due to relegation we would never be able to get a good back-fill.
owl1
Bearing in mind Irvine turned down West Brom only to be sacked by PNE, if they come for him, he may decide to look after himself this time. Hopefully not as I really think that with a fair wind, if he brings in his own men, we could do OK. I agree that if he goes, it will be hard to get anybody of the same caliber.
dobby1
I'd rather have Hart or Mowbray here. The bottom line is that even with the squad we had if he was that good he should have kept us up. Should of gone for Fergie when we had the chance.
duds
its not in the guys nature to quit. he will feel gutted that he couldnt keep us up (im not sure many could have with the squad we were left with) and im confident that alan will want to have a crack at pointing us back in the right direction! Irvine to stay uto
neverlicktheBeever
ya gotta be joking surely duds, that squad was never a championship squad, i always hoped that he would keep us up but never expected hi to, we could ave got mourinho and still gone down with those players!! i hope he stays and builds his own team!! u.t.o!!
supersibon
If he doesn't stay I will feel less confident about bouncing straight back up! Who knows what manager we will get and we haven't got time to adjust to a new manager and a new league! Look at what happened with Paul Jewell, AI doesn't need to leave a legacy he just needs to get us out.
10goalpayne
He gave us one good month then nothing. Yes he was hampered by BL's squad but in the end he was tactically poor. If he stays fine, I hope that things improve. If he goes he'd best do it quickly and not start bringing in players only to up sticks and leave. We need a boss with his own squad from the start of the new season.
robc
Hart he cudnt do owt wi a team in prem with gud players so wot wud he av dun ere at hillsborough,we've got AI and hes a honest man and im sure he will do his best for the club.Im sure he wud like to take us bak up.W.T.I.D
ollyowl70
Sibon after the 1st month he had here surely he should of built on that, Scunny away & Bristol city at home two bloody awful games. Void of ideas, no subs till after 80 minuets, long ball, didn't seem to be able to get the players fired up even for the pigs game. yes i know it was a poor squad but no worse than Scunny who's players seemed up for the fight. Not just his fault I blame Stafford as well, he's like broken record with tourettes when will he just shut the F up & just get on with the job instead of repeating the same old *****e again & again. I don't read or listen to anything he has to say anymore beacause ive heard everything he has to say 6 months ago
duds
He will go if offered a job at a big club.
gloucblade
 

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