Tony Mowbray poised to replace Steven Pressley

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FORMER Celtic and Hibernian manager Tony Mowbray looks set to return to football as manager of Coventry City.

Odds on the 51-year-old being announced as Steven Pressley’s successor at the League One outfit tumbled yesterday morning and last night local media were reporting that agreement had been reached and a deal was imminentn.

Mowbray is poised to take over at Coventry City. Picture: PA

Mowbray is poised to take over at Coventry City. Picture: PA

Mowbray, who only lasted nine months in the hot-seat at Celtic Park, has been out of work since leaving Middlesbrough in October 2013. Former Livingston manager Mark Proctor, who was part of Mowbray’s backroom team at Hibs and Middlesbrough, said: “He started out at Hibernian and finished in the top four in both seasons and won the Scottish Football Writers’ manager of the year.

“So any Coventry fans that don’t know what Tony is about only need to search for him on the internet and see what he’s achieved. He likes to be hands-on. He’s a tracksuit manager who is down on the training ground every day working with the players.”

Former Hearts midfielder Neil MacFarlane stepped up from his number two role to lead the Sky Blues to victory over MK Dons at the weekend but has said he will not apply for the post out of respect to close friend Pressley.

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