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Dowie new Coventry manager

Dowie new Coventry manager

Iain Dowie was hired as Coventry manager on Monday, three months after being fired by Premier League club Charlton.
Dowie signed a 3 1/2-year contract with Coventry, which is 17th in the 24-team League Championship.
"There is a burning ambition to get back into the Premiership and this is a club that matches my ambition," Dowie said. "It's about both of us working together.
Coventry caretaker manager Adrian Heath left on Sunday after one win, one draw and three defeats. Heath took over after Micky Adams was fired as manager on Jan. 17.
Dowie said he turned down an approach from League Championship side Leicester to join Coventry, which was relegated from the Premier League in 2001.
"Leicester are a club on the up but so are Coventry," he said. "For me, it was about the fact that Coventry showed great desire to get me here."
Dowie's first game in charge will be Tuesday against Southampton.
Dowie played for Luton, West Ham, Southampton, Crystal Palace and Queen's Park Rangers, and then later coached Oldham and Crystal Palace. He took Palace to the Premier League for one season in 2004-05 before it was relegated.
Dowie joined Charlton in May 2005 from Palace, whose chairman, Simon Jordan, has taken Dowie to court for allegedly misleading him about his reasons for leaving. Charlton fired Dowie after only 15 games in charge.


Updated : 2021-10-19 11:48 GMT+08:00