Coventry City sack manager Aidy Boothroyd after one win in 16 games

Coventry City sack manager Aidy Boothroyd after one win in 16 gamesCoventry City have sacked their manager Aidy Boothroyd after just 10 months in charge at the Ricoh Arena.

The Midlands club were fourth in the Championship in early November but have won just one of their past 16 games and slid down the table to 19th, seven points from the relegation zone.

Boothroyd and his assistant manager Martin Pert have been temporarily succeeded by the first team coach, Steve Harrison, and the chief scout, Andy Thorn, who will be in joint charge for Tuesday's match at Burnley.

Saturday's 1-0 defeat at home to Hull City – their 10th during that poor period – proved to be the final straw for the board.

A Coventry City club statement read: "The board of Coventry City Football Club has relieved Aidy Boothroyd of his first team duties with immediate effect. Assistant manager Martin Pert has also been relieved of his duties.

"First team coach Steve Harrison and chief scout Andy Thorn will be placed in temporary charge of team affairs."

Powered by Guardian.co.ukThis article was written by James Callow, for guardian.co.uk on Monday 14th March 2011 09.22 Europe/London

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