Cowling reflects on Aidy exit

AIDY Boothroyd has been officially unveiled as Coventry City manager.

AIDY Boothroyd has been officially unveiled as Coventry City manager.

Speaking at the Rioch Arena, the former Colchester boss said: “I got a call on Monday from the Colchester chairman telling me about the interest and I said straight away that I would be delighted to talk to the chairman (Ray Ranson).

“Robbie Cowling was a terrific guy to work for so it was difficult, but having met Ray I knew straight away that I could build a relationship with him and that we could go on and do some good things together.

“It wasn’t too difficult a decision though because of what this club is and what it can be. I want to be the best I can be as a manager.”

U’s chairman Robbie Cowling said: “Although Aidy was only with Colchester for just under nine months, he has made a big impression at our club and that has obviously not gone unnoticed.

“In that time I have enjoyed working with Aidy and I wish him every success in his new role.

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“Although Aidy’s departure is unexpected, there are opportunities in every problem and I am very confident that the next manager of Colchester United will, with our support, be chasing promotion honours next season.

“Finally, I would like to thank Coventry City’s chairman, Ray Ranson, for the professional manner in which he conducted himself during this matter.”

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