League One Coventry have appointed Falkirk boss Steven Pressley as their new manager on a three-and-a-half-year deal.
"We wanted someone who could come in and hit the ground running," said development director Steve Waggott.
"We have 10 very important games left this season.
"But we also wanted somebody who would take us forward into the future and prioritise youth development and the club's role in the community.
"Steven ticked every single box and I know everyone at Coventry City - from supporters to staff - will get right behind him."