Mark Robins has shaken up his Coventry City backroom with the announcement that first team coach Jason Farndon has left the club.
The Sky Blues announced earlier this week that they are looking for a new first team coach, preferably with experience of having played the game professionally, as the manager seeks to “restructure” and “expand” his senior coaching team ahead of the club’s second season back in the Championship.
And today City announced the departure of the Nuneaton-based coach, bringing an end to over ten years at the club.
A statement read: “Coventry City can confirm that First Team Technical Coach and Head of Under 23 Development Jason Farndon has left the Club.
“Jason has left the Sky Blues following a restructuring of the coaching infrastructure at the Club affecting his role, and everyone at Coventry City would like to thank Jason for his hard work and wish him all the best for the future.
“Jason joined the Sky Blues 11 years ago, initially coaching in the Academy at the Alan Higgs Centre.
“Moving through the age groups and working with several players who would go on to play for the first-team, Farndon then began working with the Under 18s and helped to guide the side to the National Championship Final in 2016/17.
“Later in 2017, Farndon moved to Ryton to work with the Sky Blues Under 23s and in September 2019 was appointed to the role of First Team Technical Coach and Head of Under 23 Development.
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“In these latter two roles, Jason was part of the coaching staff that helped the Under 23s reach the National Play-offs in 2019/20 and the Sky Blues first team to the League Two Play-Off final victory and the League 1 title in 2019/20.”
Coventry City Chief Executive Dave Boddy said: “We would like to thank Jason for his time at the Club and the hard work and dedication that he has shown to the Sky Blues over many years, in the Academy, Under 23s and also first-team.
“Everyone at the Club wishes Jason the very best of luck for the future.”