Mark Robins has thanked the people at Coventry City and the fans for the way they have treated him since he returned to the club.
The Sky Blues chief initially took over the club back in 2012 and he did a very good job, winning 17 of his 33 games in charge, before joining Huddersfield Town. However, he would be back in the Midlands a few years later as he was named as Russell Slade’s successor in March 2017.
Whilst the club suffered an inevitable relegation to League Two in the final few months of that season, they did win the Checkatrade Trophy and they have gone on to enjoy huge success under Robins since. After guiding them back to League One immediately, he has continued to build an impressive side and the current outfit lead the way in the third tier.
So, from the outside it appears to be the perfect fit for Robins and he explained to the club’s media how he didn’t hesitate when he was asked to return and was grateful to those behind the scenes that made it happen – along with the support as they backed his approach.
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“When I got the opportunity to come back, it was a surprise – a welcome surprise. I looked at the situation and followed it closely, and felt that I could help. Thankfully things have gone pretty well.
“Ultimately it was the Club, it was the people you work for and also the supporters. They were magnificent with me and have been ever since I came back through the door, and for that I owe them a great deal and continue to work for them.”
The challenge for Robins when football does resume will be to continue the Sky Blues’ success as they seek a return to the Championship. His side are top of the table and hold a seven-point lead over the chasing play-off pack, whilst they also have a game in hand on most of their rivals below.