Date: 14th March 2011 at 9:51am
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Coventry City have sacked manager Aidy Boothroyd following a run that has seen the Sky Blues win just once in 16 league games.

The club have plummeted down the table and are now precariously placed in 19th spot just seven points clear of the drop zone.

Boothroyd has been manager at the club since May 2010 following the departure of Chris Coleman.

Assistant manager, Martin Pert has also left the Ricoh.

Coventry have been unable to find the right man to lead the Sky Blues to success for ten years now,losing a manager at a rate of about one per year since Gordon Strachan left in September 2001. They are now looking for their tenth manager in ten years!

The news means that Coventry will be without a manager when they face Burnley at Turf Moor on Tuesday night. First-team coach Steve Harrison and chief scout Andy Thorn have been put in temporary charge.

A statement on the club’s official website reads:

‘We would like to place on record our thanks to Aidy and Martin for their efforts.

‘We will not be holding a media conference today as the team is preparing for the match at Burnley tomorrow’

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