Coventry chairman Ray Ranson insists he has no problems with Keiren Westwood running down his contract at the club.
Westwood has just six months remaining on his current deal at the Ricoh Arena and has opted to run it down, although both he and the club remain on good terms, with the Irishman playing a crucial part in City's promotion charge.
Ranson insists Westwood's position at the club is different to that of Leon Best before he left for Newcastle.
Best's departure almost 12 months ago, when the striker was also soon to be out of contract, came under contrasting circumstances for both a mid-table Coventry side and for Ranson who feels the two scenarios cannot be compared, while also revealing he has not received any recent interest in Westwood.
"The situation was different with Leon Best because a) he wanted to go and b) we got a fantastic offer for him that we couldn't turn down. We thought it was very good business and I think we have been proved right, with all due respect," Ranson told the Coventry Telegraph.
"The situation with Keiren is totally different. He is in the team and doing well and playing a valuable part. I think he is playing as well as he has ever played.
"I think he was affected by all the nonsense in pre-season but he has settled down and been playing fantastically well and we would dearly love him to sign a new contract. But I don't want to whinge on about it.
"He has made his stance and that's it. There are no problems and no animosity and that's his decision and good luck to him."