Robins named Coventry boss
Shaw and Carsley to revert to previous roles
Last Updated: September 19, 2012 7:30pm
Coventry City have announced Mark Robins as their new manager on a three-year contract.
Sky Sports sources earlier on Wednesday revealed the 42-year-old was the leading candidate to be appointed as successor to Andy Thorn.
And Coventry, who had been managed on a caretaker basis by Richard Shaw, have now confirmed the arrival of former Rotherham United and Barnsley boss Robins.
He said: "This is a great opportunity. Coventry is a club with great tradition and, although we find ourselves in League One, the squad that has been assembled is better than the results so far have shown.
"I am relishing the opportunity to turn things around and bring better times for the Sky Blues supporters.
"There is a lot to be done and I will get straight to work with the players and backroom staff."
Development director Steve Waggott said: "We are delighted to announce Mark Robins as our new manager.
"While we understand the supporters' anxiety over recent results, this was an appointment that simply couldn't be rushed because it is key to the short term and the long term of the football club.
"In fact, considering the thoroughness of the process, we are pleased that within three weeks we have been able to whittle down 75 candidates to the one outstanding man for the job and that was Mark, who was categorically our first choice."
Shaw and Lee Carsley will now revert to their roles as assistant manager and first-team coach.