City Supportive Of Mediation But Wasps Aren't

Coventry City are being reported as being supportive of mediation if it helps to end the impasse and keep them at the Ricoh Arena.

There has been talk of Mediator Bill Marsh being involved to try and break the current dealock which needs to be resolved for the Sky Blues to have any sort of a future and when asked by the Coventry Telegraph if this would be a good idea, Coventry City responded with the following statement. " Coventry City Football Club would be very supportive of any mediation between the owners of the club and our landlord Wasps that would lead to this impasse being resolved.

"Coventry City has also previously extended offers to meet with both Coventry City Council and Wasps, with this aim also, and those offers remain open.”

Wasps, however, whose CEO Nick Eastwood also provided a comment to the newspaper, who in turn, will be affected by the possible extinction of Coventry City FC, had a different view and Mr Eastwood said: “As we have said in the past, the three-party nature of the Judicial Review does not lend itself to mediation which is why it has not proved workable in the past.

“Also, we have made our position clear – we will not enter any negotiations involving the football club until its owners agree to permanently cease their legal action.”