Tony Mowbray: Coventry City manager close to quitting after winless league run

Tony Mowbray

Tony Mowbray’s only victory this season was a 4-2 win over West Ham’s under-23s in the EFL Trophy

Coventry City boss Tony Mowbray says he is close to quitting as manager of the Sky Blues after 18 months in charge.

Despite rescuing a draw with fellow strugglers AFC Wimbledon, bottom-side City are three points adrift, having failed to win in 10 League One games.

“I won’t be a burden to this club. I’m think I’m an honourable guy, and I won’t be around too long if we’re not winning,” Mowbray said.

“I won’t expect to be paid. I know this club needs every penny.”

The former Celtic boss, who took City to the top of League One just 10 months ago, has been in charge since March 2015 and kept the club in the third tier on the final day of last season.

After another frustrated summer in the transfer market, against the backdrop of continued protests from fans against the club’s owners, Otium, City have so far struggled, scoring just five goals and registering six draws in 10 games to sit bottom of League One.

“Let’s see what the next few hours days bring,” Mowbray said.

“The table doesn’t lie. It’s embarrassing to go 10 games without a win,” he added to BBC Coventry and Warwickshire after the draw.

‘Babies in a man’s league’

Mowbray said that he will consult his long-time number two, City technical director Mark Venus, before deciding their next move.

“I’m not a quitter by nature,” he said. “But we’ll sit down and see what’s right.

“I’ve talked to the players. They’ve worked extremely hard again, but it’s a man’s game and we’ve got bullied a bit again.

“They’re babies in a man’s league. I probably let them down by not getting the right defender in who could have been a man and help us keep clean sheets. But we know what the budget is and we didn’t get our targets.”

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