BIG RON BELIEVES IN COV REVIVAL
RON Atkinson believes Coventry City’s support will provide the edge for them this season, and that finally the hapless West Midlands club can start heading in the right direction.
The 78-year-old, who was at the helm of Manchester United before Sir Alex Ferguson joined in 1986, knows Sky Blues’ new manager Mark Robins from his days at Old Trafford when Robins was part of the Red Devils’ academy.
And the ex-Coventry boss has faith that Robins’ qualities can reverse City’s downward slide.
“I know Mark Robins very well, knew him as a kid at Manchester United and I know his virtues, which he had as a player, being honest and hard working,” said Atkinson
“I would bet they will be the highest supported club in League Two this season, I can’t think anyone else will get near them.
“They will certainly get the 10s and 12,000s if they do well which, at that level, is going to be the best.
“I think that this year will be the start of an upward trend for them.
“It will take them a long time to get into the higher reaches again but it has to start somewhere and I think it starts now.”
BACKING: Ron Atkinson