l1005df5_c19953_12831_668_v03WE all want the Sky Blues to appoint the right man to guide us out of League One, but let’s not rush into what could be one of the most important appointment in the club’s history, writes Steve Carpenter.

Andy Thorn was hired because he came in alongside Steve Harrison and immediately got the club playing attractive football after the Aidy Boothroyd era.

He was given a handful of games and won the support of both the players and fans.

I only wish Richard Shaw had followed in Thorn’s footsteps and produced a series of positive results while in temporary charge so he could have been offered the role on a full time basis.

However, having spoken to the club’s development director Steve Waggott, I would be very surprised if Shaw was offered the role after watching the performances at Crewe and at home to Stevenage.

His post-match comments ring true. Despite taking the lead on Sunday, the team didn’t fill me with confidence that they had what it takes to go on and take all three points.

Waggott has told me that this losing mentality was the reason for Thorn’s departure and a new manager will change the atmosphere around the club and among supporters.

If that’s the case, then having looked through the possible list of candidates, one man who fits that specification perfectly is Dennis Wise.

The former England international was a revelation when he joined the Sky Blues for a brief spell as a player back in 2006, helping to guide the club to their highest finish since relegation from the Premier League in 2001 before retiring.

I hope Wise is one of the nine candidates being interviewed for the role this week because I firmly believe he is capable of turning this club around.

I’m sure more details will be released as we head towards the weekend but one thing is for sure, unlike some previous regimes, the club are not rushing into this decision.

They know just how crucial Jimmy Hill’s appointment was back in the 1960s and now they have the difficult task of finding that type of character to help steer the club back in the right direction.


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