Most Coventry City supporters will agree with this sentiment, from the Telegraph’s Andy Turner, after Tony Mowbray’s appointment as the new Blackburn Rovers head coach/manager.
? Andy Turner (@AndyTurnerccfc) February 22, 2017
But it is truly a case of jumping from the frying pan into the fire as Mowbray, who stepped down as Sky Blues boss earlier this season and walked away without a penny, joins another club who have been ripped apart by years of of mismanagement and the subsequent frustrations that has brought out in supporters.
When Paul Lambert left Ewood Park earlier this year he said that he did not want to be a ‘spokesperson for the club’ and that is a role that Mowbray, in common with both Steven Pressley before him and now Russell Slade, had to take on when in charge at the Ricoh Arena.
It is a precarious balancing act which involves having sympathy for supporters while, of course, being an employee of the owners.
Mowbray managed it with aplomb while in CV6, even as times turned tough in the early months of the current campaign, and Vital Coventry wishes him all the best in his new role.
The team he left behind, meanwhile, will be backed by an army of supporters at Wembley in the final of the Football League Trophy after 18,000 tickets were sold on the opening day of availability.