Talk Of Budgets
December 23, 2016
Coventry City Budget In Lower Half Of Division One
Who are the clubs in the top half if Coventry City also have a bottom half budget for EFL Division One?
(Les Reid in The Coventry Observer writes:)
RUSSELL SLADE has been appointed as Coventry City’s new team manager.
The former Leyton Orient, Cardiff City and Charlton Athletic boss takes over from Mark Venus.
Slade’s task is to avoid relegation, with Coventry second from bottom in League One after six straight defeats.
Slade will continue with the same budget for players of between £2 million and £2.5 million .
Coventry City’s owners, SISU, are seeking to balance the books and eliminate annual losses.
Russell Slade did not buy a player in four years at Leyton Orient, relying on free transfers.
Yet he took Orient to a League One play-off final and won the LMA League One Manager of the Year award.
The Coventry City budget is thought to be in the lower half for League One.
Coventry City are without a stadium and commercial revenues following the Ricoh Arena sale to Wasps.
Russell Slade states; “I’ve worked with tough budgets before. It’s not always all about the money.”
He added; “The January window is coming up. Expect some wheeling and dealing to some extent.”