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Boothroyd Bows Out In Bizarre Coventry Switch


Aidy Boothroyd has this afternoon been named Coventry City boss after less than a season stewarding Colchester.

The young manager, once of Watford, succeeded Norwich City`s Paul Lambert after an extended spell outside the game in September and oversaw a period of stability that, despite some at times dubious performances, sill lead the League One side to one of their highest-ever finishes.

Even at a fairly small-size cauldron of a club like Colchester, Boothroyd was under some either real or imagined pressure at the back end the campaign, as the Essex side flopped from possible promotion contenders to limp play-off failures.

So it is, for the second time this term, that the U`s find themselves without a leader, leaving some shell-shocked while other supporters will no doubt be pleased at the opportunistic chance for a fresh start.

Boothroyd has been awarded a three-year contract with Championship side City. He had recently said that he would be U's manager next season, but at least the news leaves with enough time for Chirman Robbie Cowling to find an able replacement before 2010-2011 kicks off.




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Writer: Matt_Us Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday May 20 2010

Time: 4:56PM

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That's lower league football for you. Colchester were a stepping stone for Paul Lambert and you were a stepping stone for Aidy Boothroyd too. Your chairman must choose wisely because your club needs commitment and stability.
Nellup
Yeah, fair point, Nellup. Have mixed feelings about this personally, overall am happy to see the back of him. I personally cannot see his tactics getting us to the Championship but just hope we choose the best man for the job next...
StevieG Col U
Long ball man through and through - if those Cov fans think they're gonna get anything else then they are sadly misguided.
DrWatford
 

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