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Coventry City opt for change of direction after parting company with Steven Pressley

23 February 2015

Coventry City have parted company with boss Steven Pressley, with the club's chief executive Steve Waggott saying a change in direction is required.

The Sky Blues lost a 2-0 lead against 10 men at Sheffield United on Saturday to draw 2-2 in what was Pressley's 100th game in charge and the result saw them fall into the bottom four in Sky Bet League 1.

They've only won six of their last 28 games under Pressley and are winless in their last seven matches, a run which has seen them drop into the relegation zone.

Waggott told the club's official website: "This has been a very difficult decision from a personal and professional point of view, and we would like to place on record our thanks to Steven for his efforts over the last two years.

"But 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.

"Neil MacFarlane and Dave Hockaday have been placed in temporary charge."

Pressley leaves the Sky Blues a point from the safety line with a game in hand, ahead of a home match against Milton Keynes Dons on Saturday.

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