The Trust were initially invited to put forward three candidates and they chose Micky Adams, former boss Eric Black and current Yeovil manager Gary Johnson who declined the offer of an interview.
There was no room for caretaker boss Adrian Heath although he will continue for now as Adams’ assistant although Alan Cork has come into the club to work with the manager.
Former manager John Sillett was also involved in the selection and he has fully endorsed today’s appointment.
Adams left Leicester earlier in the season after the expected push for promotion failed to materialise. He was put in charge of the Foxes just before they were relegated in 2002 and then took them back up and back down again as they rode rough shod over football with their administration stunt.
He made a lot of signings in the summer but things didn’t work and he felt he had to leave although the Leicester board were keen for him to continue.
Adams, who has also managed Fulham, Swansea and Brighton, will allow Heath to have charge for tomorrow before starting the task of trying to prevent Coventry dropping into League One.