Sky Sports sources understand Mark Robins is set to be named Coventry boss
Last Updated: September 19, 2012 9:02am
Mark Robins: Former Rotherham and Barnsley manager is set to be named as the new Coventry boss
Sky Sports sources understand Coventry City are set to appoint former Barnsley manager Mark Robins as the club's new boss later on Wednesday.
Robins has emerged as the leading candidate to replace Andy Thorn at the Ricoh Arena and has beaten the likes of Paul Ince and Phil Brown to the position.
The former Manchester United striker has been out of management since leaving his job as Barnsley chief at the end of the 2010/11 season.
He will take charge of a Coventry side that have struggled to acclimatise to life in League One since last season's relegation from the Championship.
Thorn was dismissed towards the end of last month following a stuttering start to the campaign, but caretaker boss Richard Shaw has failed to improve results.
Shaw's final game in charge appears to have been Tuesday night's 4-1 defeat at promoted Shrewsbury Town which was a fourth successive loss in the league.
The Sky Blues have still to win in League One after opening with three straight draws and sit 23rd in the table after seven games.