Dulieu leaves Coventry

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Former Coventry chairman Ken Dulieu has resigned as head of football operations at the Championship club.

Dulieu, formerly of Southampton, only stood down as chairman at the start of December in order to work more closely with Sky Blues manager Andy Thorn, insisting at the time that the first stages of a long-term turnaround plan had helped stop the financially-stricken club "haemorrhaging cash".

His departure from the Ricoh Arena ends a nine-month spell at the midlands outfit having only taken the reigns in late March after former chairman Ray Ranson resigned from his position. Dulieu's decision to part ways with Coventry was unanimously and immediately accepted by the club's board, who will also now seek a new director of football.

The move comes after he was highly criticised by supporters for joining Thorn in City's pre-match dressing room and subsequently in the dugout for the home game against Hull 10 days ago in what was his first week in his new role.

Meanwhile, in a further reshuffle at the troubled club, John Clarke has decided to focus his energies as an independent director on one board, CCFC (Holdings) Ltd, although he remains deputy chairman. Tim Fisher has replaced Clarke on the board of Coventry City Football Club Limited representing the major shareholder.

Fisher said: "This move of directors is simply for administrative efficiency. The board of the football club should include a representative of the owner and the deputy chairman as an independent director should be on the holdings board."

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