Former Ipswich Town skipper appointed Coventry City manager

Tony Mowbray

Tony Mowbray

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Former Ipswich Town captain and caretaker manager Tony Mowbray has been appointed Coventry City's new boss.

The former Middlesbrough and Celtic boss who skippered Ipswich to the Premier League, via the play-offs in 2000, replaces Steven Pressley and has signed a contract at the Ricoh Arena until the end of the current season.

Mowbray left Middlesbrough in October 2013 and Sky Blues chief executive Steve Waggott said: “We’ve secured the services of a highly-rated, experienced candidate for the job and Tony is a manager who has enjoyed plenty of success at a higher level.”

Meanwhile, ex-Blues loan defender Bradley Orr is retiring from football, following his release by Blackburn Rovers.

The 32-year-old has not made an appearance for Rovers since April 2013 and spent last year on loan at Toronto.

As of now I am retired from football,” Orr said on Twitter.

“I’ve loved every minute of my career and I’ve got no regrets whatsoever, only great memories.”

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