Relegation Would Be A Disaster - Dulieu

Last updated : 04 December 2011 By Covsupport News Service

Ken Dulieu has said that relegation for Coventry City would be a disaster.

City are now bottom of the Championship table with only two wins from twenty league matches this season and with the club's financial problems, the way they are, many City supporters are expecting the club to drop into League One at the end of the season.

Speaking to the CT, Mr Dulieu admitted that would be a disaster for the club and said; "Relegation would be a disaster as it takes such a long time to recover. You only have to look at the teams who have gone down that route - the likes of Leeds and Southampton - who ever thought it would have taken Leeds so long to get back to the top flight.

"It would be a disaster because there is a massive decline in the TV money and if you look at it from players and quality point of view, the average player in the Premier League is getting around £15-£17k a week.

"In our league, it's £4k and in League One, its £1700 so the mathematics show you will attract less quality players and there is no guarantee that you'll get promoted the following year.

"So, is administration, a good idea? It's a terrible idea as is relegation. If we can stay in this division with the youngsters we have had coming through that could make the spine of the team next year.

"So number one priority, whether I am here or not, should be maintaining Championship status this year."