Adams goes at Coventry

Last updated : 17 January 2007 By Tony Scholes
The Sky Blues have had a terrible recent run of results with just one win in their last eleven games, and they can thank Suffolk referee Mike Thorpe for that win when he gave that ridiculous penalty in their favour against the Clarets.

He's been under pressure from the fans for some time, and even offered to walk earlier in the season if they continued, but when an escape route appeared to West Brom it was blocked when the Coventry board refused their West Midlands neighbours permission to speak to him.

His job looked on the line following defeat on Saturday to Crystal Palace, after they had gone 4-0 behind in the first half, but he survived that only to go out of the FA Cup to Bristol City and become the first Championship side to fall to a club from a lower division.

It is expected that former Burnley manager Adrian Heath, not for the first time, will take temporary control until Coventry appoint a full time replacement for Adams.

With the departure of Adams, Coventry have become the ninth Championship club to make a managerial change since the start of the season.