Former Watford and Coventry boss Aidy Boothroyd has revealed just how disappointed he was to lose his job at Championship Coventry.
Boothroyd was sacked by the club yesterday after seeing his side win just one of the last 16 matches, and his side have slipped down the Championship table as a result.
The team, who will now be overseen by Steve Harrison and Andy Thorn, now face a battle to stay up after the dismal run of results.
Boothroyd had only been in the job 10 months and released a statement though the League Managers Association, expressing his dismay at the decision.
“I am deeply disappointed to be leaving Coventry City and to be the ninth manager dismissed from the club in 10 years,” said Boothroyd.
“Last Christmas I took the club to its highest league position for several years and, since then, we have had to endure a period of injuries and suspensions to seven key players, during which time we have played most of the top teams in the league.
“However, at the present time nearly all the players are back to full fitness and the squad, along with me and my coaching staff, was together, fully focused and working hard towards a strong finish to the end of the season.
“It is a shame that I have not been given the chance to take the club back up the league table where we were at the turn of the year.
“It has been a privilege to manage at a club with such a rich history and tradition. My family and I have become extremely fond of the club’s staff, players and of course fans and I sincerely thank them for their support and dedication, and I wish them well for the future.”