Coventry City have named Aidy Boothroyd as their new Manager after agreeing compensation with Colchester United.

Boothroyd only took over at the League 1 side in September and led them to 19 wins from his 44 games in charge but it wasn't enough to secure a place in the Play-Offs.

He replaces Chris Coleman at the Ricoh Arena, after he left the club following a disappointing season in the Coca-Cola Championship, which saw the Sky Blues finish in 19th place.

Boothroyd, 39, has previous experience of the Championship, as Manager of Watford who he guided to promotion to the Premier League in his second season in charge, and he becomes Coventry's ninth permanent Manager in 10 years.

Speaking on the appointment Boothroyd told "This is a big club and a big challenge but is one I am very much looking forward to.

"The potential is here - from the financial stability to the magnificent Ricoh Arena - and I am very much looking forward to getting on with the job."

Coventry City Chairman Ray Ranson added: "We are delighted to have Aidy on board.

"He is considered to be one of the brightest young managers in the English game and we believe he can take us to the next level.

"Aidy did that in his first job at Watford, taking them into the Premier League when few people expected them to get there.

"We look forward to working with him in the coming weeks, months and years as we bid to get Coventry City back where it belongs."

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