Former Sporting Lisbon, Rennes and Standard Liege manager Laszlo Boloni has applied for the vacant manager's job at Coventry. Chairman Ray Ranson has already received a host of applications and Boloni has moved quickly to make sure he is one of them.

He told the Coventry Telegraph: "English football is the best in the world for me and I have had the chance to play against top English clubs - Arsenal and Liverpool in the Champions League and Everton in the UEFA Cup, which was a very nice experience for us at Standard Liege.

"I am very passionate and have a lot of emotion. I spent a number of weeks in England last year and I want to work in this special atmosphere.

"I have a French style of coaching and a lot of experience in France, Belgium and Eastern European football in Romania and Hungary, but I have the capacity to adapt very quickly and I want this challenge to manage Coventry City.

"I know the Championship is more physical than the Premier League but I like the physical presence and at the same time I like to play good, attacking football. This is my style and I am ready to do a good job at the club."