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Tuesday, 16 October, 2001, 10:24 GMT 11:24 UK
Nilsson gets nod
Roland Nilsson
Nilsson has had an impressive start for Coventry
Coventry have confirmed that Roland Nilsson has been given the manager's job on a permanent basis.

The Swede was appointed following Gordon Strachan's departure last month.

Under Nilsson, Coventry have won five, drawn two and lost only one game.

When I started this run as caretaker manager I said the aim was to get promotion back to the Premier League - and the aim remains the same
Roland Nilsson

Coventry chairman Bryan Richardson told the club's official website: "We're all absolutely delighted that Roland has agreed to be our manager.

"Roland has had a fantastic start to his managerial career and we have great confidence in his ability to get us back into the Premier League and take us forward from there."

Richardson said: "It's been a pretty good start for Roland and anyone who keeps winning matches has got a good opportunity of being a manager.

"We've known and worked with Roland and I don't think there's much doubt he has the qualities to be successful.

"Sometimes it can be a change in itself that improves things, the players do perk up - a different voice around and a different way of doing things can help make a difference."

See also:

09 Oct 01 |  Worthington Cup
Chelsea outclass Coventry
14 Oct 01 |  Eng Div 1
Thompson stuns Walsall
10 Sep 01 |  Coventry City
Strachan quits Coventry
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