Ex-Leeds United boss Dave Hockaday placed in charge at Coventry as Pressley fired

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Coventry City have sacked Steven Pressley.

Former Leeds United head coach Dave Hockaday is to take temporary charge of Coventry City.

The Sky Blues have fired boss Steven Pressley after sinking to 21st in the League One table, into the relegation zone.

Coventry last won a game on January 3rd, losing three of their last seven games and drawing 2-2 with Sheffield United at the weekend.

In a statement on the club website, chief executive Steve Waggott said: "Results over recent weeks and months, and our precarious position in the league table, means that a change of direction at first team level is needed."

The club also confirmed Dave Hockaday will take up a caretaker role, jointly with Scott Macfarlane.

Hockaday was a surprise appointment at Championship side Leeds United in the summer, with his previous role coming at non-league side Forest Green Rovers.

He lasted only three league games, before being sacked after Leeds were knocked out of the Capital One Cup by Bradford City.

He then joined non-league Swindon Supermarine in an advisory role, before being appointed by Coventry City as a 'professional development coach', working with both the first team and under-21s.

Macfarlane was working under Pressley as assistant manager, having joined the club along with Pressley when he left Falkirk. 

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