Wigan No2 Black explains Coventry rejection

Wigan Athletic assistant boss Eric Black is happy to resist interest from managerless Coventry City.

"I was aware of Coventry's interest, but I'm more than happy with the job I'm doing with Steve," said Black. "One day I might want to return to management - I don't know if that will happen - but there's a big challenge here first."

Black was previously in charge of Coventry for five months at the end of the 2003-04 season, winning 12 and drawing four of his 26 matches, yet was still axed as the club brought in Peter Reid.

Black believes his departure was a blessing in disguise, adding: "I think I was unlucky to lose my job at Coventry.

"We were doing all right, averaging two points a game, but people have their choices and make decisions.

"It turned out to be a good thing because I went to Birmingham with Steve, and now I'm at Wigan."

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