Out of frying pan .....

Last updated : 06 January 2005 By Tony Scholes

Reid took over at Highfield Road just before the end of last season after the Sky Blues sensationally dismissed Eric Black as they looked for a higher profile. They got that OK with the Reid appointment but little else.

Peter Reid was something as a success in management, firstly with Manchester City and then with the rebuilding of Sunderland but it all seemed to go wrong for him and in just over two years he has now parted company with three clubs.

Many Sunderland fans will point to the appointment of Adrian Heath as assistant as the moment when things started to go wrong for them, he replaced the previously successful Bobby Saxton.

Reid though has stuck by Heath who, apart from one John Ward inspired spell at Burnley, has been a complete failure as a coach and manager.

And so out of the frying pan and definitely very much into the fire because Coventry have put Heath in charge for their cup tie against Crewe this weekend.

I’m sure he’ll be gone soon and will then presumably be sat waiting until Reid gets himself another job.

Coventry are the sixth Championship club to part with their manager since the start of the season.