Chris Coleman has been recently appointed as the new manager of Coventry City and although the club is struggling to avoid relegation into League One, the former Fulham manager is upbeat that in the long run, he will be able to guide them into the English Premier League.
The Welshman says:
It’s my first training session tomorrow, I’ll be looking at everyone to see where we need to strengthen. I can’t do that until the summer but then we’ll put together a team who can compete at the other end of this league and try and get us into the next league.
It’s not going to be easy, but the chairman is very realistic about the time in which he wants to do it and the way he wants to do it in terms of the style of play.
I’m very impressed with what I’ve seen, it’s a fantastic stadium, it really is a Premier League ground and hopefully we can get a team together to copy that.
First things first, we’ve got to make sure we get out of trouble, we need to get some points and make sure we climb the table. It’s a big opportunity, it’s a big challenge, it’s not going to be easy but it’s a challenge I’m looking forward to.
Tall talk really. First he should concentrate on securing Championship survival for Coventry and then chalk out the long term prospects of the club. He did something similar at Real Sociedad whe he was appointed as la Real’s coach last summer but last month he departed from the San Sebastian club after a presidential change.
Mr. Coleman, first guarantee Coventry Championship football for next season and only after that think about the long term prospects.