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Coventry boss Thorn blames behind the scenes unrest for relegation

Coventry City boss Andy Thorn feels behind-the-scenes unrest has contributed to their relegation from the Championship. The 45 year old claimed key figures within the club are "at loggerheads".

He told BBC Coventry and Warwickshire: "The mentality at the whole place has not been right, I'm talking about the bickering and the stuff that goes on.

"We can't have people pulling in different directions. It's a massive thing that's stopping us move forward."

Thorn insisted that things have not been right at the club throughout his 12-month reign.

"It's something that, since I have been in charge, I've noticed more and more," he added.

"Everyone wants a successful football club, everybody wants a successful city. The sooner everybody stops being at loggerheads with each other, and everyone takes a deep breath, we can come back stronger.

"That all needs addressing because unless everybody pulls in the same direction it's impossible to be successful."

He added, "If I'm able to get players and we do well, then the supporters are happy and everybody is happy.

"The football side of things definitely needs addressing. Everybody I speak to says they want the football club to do well, but there's always obstacles in the way for everybody.

"All that needs sorting out and I'm sure it will be," Thorn concluded.

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