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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