Sunderland are believed to be interested in bringing in Coventry’s Mark Robins as they look to appoint a successor to Jack Ross.
And, you can understand why that would be the case. Robins has got Coventry playing good football, with the side currently fifth in League One whilst he has won the EFL Trophy and a promotion in recent years.
Even though some fans feel the 49-year-old wouldn’t entertain a move to the Black Cats, there’s no doubt that the lure of the Wearside club may appeal given the budget they have on offer and the size of the fan base.
Should Robins depart it would leave Coventry in a tricky situation and here we look at THREE potential replacements they ought to consider if the worst case scenario did happen…
As mentioned, the Sky Blues are a good side to watch right now. They look to keep the ball, they play with width, pace and are a threat on the break and that would suit the current Forest Green Rovers boss.
He has got the League Two side playing stylish football and he would appear to be a good fit for Coventry if they want someone with a similar philosophy to Robins.
Alternatively, they may want a proven manager at this level and ex-Bolton chief Parkinson ticks the box on that front.
He has proven himself in the third-tier with Bradford and more recently with the Trotters, whilst the way he handled himself during Bolton’s ongoing crisis was commendable.
As well as that, he is available to take over immediately and could be the man to help Coventry’s promotion push.
Finally, another readily available candidate is former England international Campbell could be a smart choice for the League One side.
Campbell did a brilliant job with Macclesfield last season when he managed to somehow keep them in the Football League in very difficult circumstances.
Of course, making the step up would be a risk but we have seen high-profile appointments pay off at other clubs and it could work again with the Sky Blues.