Coventry City Council have responded to the open letter issued by Sisu Capital Limited yesterday regarding their wanting to build a stadium.
Coventry City Councillors George Duggins and Gary Ridley have issued the following statement:
"It is regrettable that the current owners of our great football club continue to trot out the same arguments about the conduct of others while completely failing to take responsibility for the position that the club finds itself in under their stewardship.
"They continue to paint themselves as victims where, in reality, the current situation is a direct consequence of the actions taken by the owners in recent years.
“The arguments about the unlawful actions of others detailed in their letter have been tested numerous times now in the courts and have failed every time.
"It is the continuation of this litigation which is alienating them from the partners in the city who they should be working with to secure a successful and sustainable future for Coventry City Football Club.
: "SISU have been talking about developing a new stadium for almost six years now but we have seen no evidence of any real progress or intent.
"If they are now serious about building a new home for the football club in the city, let them show they mean business by dropping the litigation and entering meaningful talks with Wasps about a tenancy agreement which will ensure that the club can fulfil the requirements of the English Football League and allow time for SISU to bring forward and deliver a stadium proposal which is viable both logistically and financially.
“Let them show they are serious about their commitment to Coventry City Football Club by taking this first step to secure its immediate future and to help get the club back to its rightful place in the upper echelons of league football.”