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League One Side Coventry City announce departure of manager Steven Pressley

Former Scotland international Steven Pressley has been sacked as manager of Coventry City after the side fell into the relegation places.

The 40 year old's last game in charge was actually his 100th since taking the reins in March 2013, and he saw his side blow a two goal lead in the final minutes to the ten men of Sheffield United.

The club have won only one of their last ten games in League One, and have slipped into the final relegation slot a point from safety.

In a brief statement from the club, Chief executive Steve Waggott said: “This has been a very difficult decision from a personal and professional point of view, and we would like to place on record our thanks to Steven for his efforts over the last two years."

“But results over recent weeks and months, and our precarious position in the league table, means that a change of direction at first team level is needed."

“Neil MacFarlane and Dave Hockaday have been placed in temporary charge.”

Hockaday had only joined the club at the start of the month, having been out of work since he was sacked as Leeds manager last year.

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