Coventry have announced Jimmy Hill and George Curtis as life presidents of the club.

Hill, a former manager and chairman of the Sky Blues, turned the club around in the 1960s and his huge contribution was recognised last summer when a statue of himself was unveiled outside the Ricoh Arena.

Curtis played for City under Hill during that period, making more than 500 appearances for the club and wearing the captain's armband, while he is even more recognised for his part alongside John Sillett in managing Coventry to FA Cup glory in 1987.

Curtis' honorary achievement comes 25 years to the day since the memorable victory over Tottenham at Wembley.

The pair join Sillett and Joe Elliott as life presidents.

Deputy chairman John Clarke told the club's official website: "It is fitting that 25 years after the famous win in the FA Cup final that George Curtis joins John Sillett as life president.

"And while George and John were in charge of that wonderful day, the foundations for that victory had been laid by Jimmy Hill and the work he did in the 1960s to transform Coventry."