Latest Coventry City manager Mark Robins has said that the club needs to rebuild trust with the supporters.
Many are considering not renewing their season tickets at the end of what has been a poor season, even by City's standards bar the EFL Trophy run, and Robins, who comes into a club which has not properly replaced staff who have left both on and off the pitch and has staff doing way more jobs than they should be doing, said in his first press conference that he wants to try and get large sections of the City supporters back onside.
Robins told the Coventry Observer: "We need to rebuild the trust with fans. It’s about having a plan that you can implement and we need to implement that as quickly as possible. You’ve got to have good facilities and good areas for fans to support the club. I’ve got power over the team and recruitment.
"I want to try and make a difference. It’s about having a strong feeling and connection with the club. Some people will thing managers are crazy going through the same emotions at different clubs. Probably the most different jobs in the country. A unique set up circumstances. It can be done.
"Supporters were so good last time. All I ask is to support the players. There’s a lot of young lads in the dressing room. We’ve got some more experienced players that can make a difference. Seven of our final games are at home. Whoever comes through the door at the Ricoh has to be proud to represent them. We’re going to do our upmost to salvage some pride in our season."
"I’ve got a feeling of pride and under no illusions the job is difficult. It’s exciting. I need to be backed to implement the best process to attract the best players to this football club.
"Not a miracle worker. Have to build trust. It has to start somewhere and it has to be now. The supporters have suffered long enough. I want the fans to get behind the club."