'From rock bottom all the way back' - Shocked Coventry City fans on departure of Adi Viveash

Coventry City fans have expressed their disappointment after the news that Adi Viveash has left his job as the club's assistant manager and first team coach.

The 54-year-old was seen as an integral part of Mark Robins' coaching team - the man who 'paints the pictures,' as the manager once put it.

Cockey: Maybe there going to be a different style of play this season and he didn’t want to do it so they partnered ways . What your thoughts on that.

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David Stafford: AV has been immense for us during the 7 years at the club. Integral part of the team that has seen us rise but clearly the club have ambition to progress but none of us saw this. Thanks Adi

Ant: This is not good news

Andrew: Best of luck Adi Thankyou for everything you’ve done from rock bottom all the way back for us

Matty Lee: Sounds like something big has happened here, after what he has done for the club and all he gets is the comment "best of luck " for the future from the clubs website

Chris Mutton: Absolutely an abysmal decision by DK

Jodie Turner: What on earth?????

Knowl: Genuinely shocked by this. We all know how much this guy does for the team, the tactics and the players themselves. I will wait to see who is replacement is, but frankly this feels bizarre.

A statement from the club reads: " Coventry City can confirm that, following a post season review, it has decided to revamp its coaching structure, with assistant manager Adi Viveash today leaving the club."

"Coventry City would like to put on record its thanks to Adi for the last seven years of service to the Sky Blues and the role that he has played in our achievements over that time, including promotion from League Two to the Championship."

"Coventry City wishes Adi the best of luck for the future."

Viveash joined the club back in 2017, initially as a favour to help his former Walsall teammate Robins out following the illness to Steve Taylor. When Taylor was unable to return for health reasons, Viveash continued in the role which was then made permanent.

The former Chelsea Academy and development coach took charge of day-to-day coaching at the club and is considered a vital part of City's and Robins' success in recent years, from League Two promotion via the play-offs to being champions of League One and getting to the Championship play-off finals in 2023.

He was also instrumental in orchestrating an FA Cup quarter-final victory over Premier League Wolves and City's thrilling semi-final against Manchester United, where the club narrowly missed out on reaching the final.

The news has taken everyone by surprise and has sparked worry among fans. The announcement came as the club revealed that they have brought on board two new first team coaches - former Sky Blues star George Boateng and ex-Wolves coach Rhys Carr.

At this point, it remains uncertain whether either will take on the role of assistant manager or if the club will seek to appoint a replacement for Viveash.

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