Robins Looking For A Specialist U23's Boss

Last updated : 01 October 2017 By CNS Sport

Coventry City manager Mark Robins is looking for a specialist U23's manager to replace Nicky Eaden who left for Chesterfield on Friday.

Eaden, has gone to Chesterfield to work with Jack Lester after proving himself more than capable of managing a successful team which plays good football with City U23's.

Robins revealed that Eaden, who would have been the far more palatable option for City interim manager last season than Mark Venus, was wanting to get back into first team football.

Robins said to the media: “Nicky has been looking to move away because he doesn’t want to do 23s football any more, which is fine.

“The next person that takes the 23s has got to want to take them. I don’t like that being a position filled by people who don’t really want to do it.

“I want someone who is going to specialise in it and be happy to specialise in it, and work their socks off to develop those Under-23s, whether they are 17, 18, 16, 23 or 28 because we want them to be first team players.

“I think first and foremost we will look and take our time and see who fits the bill, and move on that as and when we need to.

“I will look at various things but it depends. “I’ll work in tandem with the board and Rich Stevens at the Academy and see where we go, but there’s no rush.”