Date: 19th May 2008 at 5:25pm
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‘We did not share the same ideals for the club.

‘I felt that to move Coventry City forward towards a more progressive way of operating, I would need a different style of first-team management here.

‘My complete attention must now be to identify the right person to take our football activities forward,’
– chairman Ray Ranson tells the club website why he sacked Iain Dowie.

‘I’m very impressed with what I’ve seen, it’s a fantastic stadium, it really is a Premier League ground and hopefully we can get a team together to copy that.

‘First things first, we’ve got to make sure we get out of trouble, we need to get some points and make sure we climb the table.

‘It’s a big opportunity, it’s a big challenge, it’s not going to be easy but it’s a challenge I’m looking forward to,’
– Chris Coleman on being appointed as the new Coventry City manager.