Date: 12th May 2011 at 9:18pm
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In the aftermath of Aidy Boothroyd’s sacking as Coventry City manager the caretaker appointment of the club’s chief scout Andy Thorn alongside coach Steve Harrison did little to lift the spirits of Sky Blues’ supporters, who had once again seen their side fade away after a promising start while off-field problems appeared to threaten the very future of the club.

But within 24 hours of taking over Thorn had made everyone involved with the club feel better about the remainder of the season with a radical change of tactics and an enterprising, attacking display which earned a surprise point away to Burnley.

Having been the man responsible for signing many of the current squad Thorn had clearly been frustrated at the way in which they were being deployed and gave a much freer reign to his creative talents, immediately bringing the best out of Gary McSheffrey and Aron Gunnarsson and finding hitherto unseen levels of performance from David Bell.

With Marlon King fully fit and showing his quality the Sky Blues enjoyed rather than endured the final weeks of the season and the club hierarchy went with the flow, appointing Thorn as Boothroyd’s permanent successor with a brief to continue his good work into next season.

 

One Reply to “2010/11 key moments: Thorn’s on our side”

  • In 10 games, Andy and Steve brought excitement to the club. This close season is one of anticipation, something not seen at the Ricoh since we moved there.

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