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Re: Dennis Lawrence Thread
« Reply #600 on: July 05, 2021, 12:16:10 PM »
Coventry City boss on studious and standout backroom candidate with great contacts
By Andy Turner (Coventry Telegraph)


Mark Robins says Coventry City’s newly appointed first team coach was the outstanding candidate applying for the job.

The Sky Blues boss believes former Trinidad and Tobago player and manager Dennis Lawrence has “diverse experience” and revealed he'll have a wide ranging role at Ryton, as well as on a matchday.

The 46-year-old former Wrexham and Swansea City centre-half was appointed to City’s backroom last month, and started work last week when the players returned for pre-season training.

Asked about the selection process for the position, which is to assist the manager and his No.2 Adi Viveash, Robins said: “We had a process where we interviewed a number of people face to face on the computer and then we whittled it down and got six candidates in to speak to in a final interview, and Dennis was very, very good.

“He’s got a diverse experience. Obviously he was manager with Trinidad and Tobago and he’s coached with Roberto Martinez (at Wigan and Everton), and done a lot of work with the Football Association of Wales, so there’s a lot of good work there, delivering on A and B licence courses.

“He’s a really good and studious guy who no-one says anything but good things about.”

As for his character, and whether he’s someone the players will enjoy working with, the City boss said: “Absolutely, because of the way he is.

“He is studious and wants to be the best that he can be, and the players that he’s coaching to be the best they can be as well.

“He’s just a really good guy who was absolutely committed straight away to the process but also what he could bring to the club going forward.

“There’s no doubt about it, he stood out, and that’s not because he’s 6ft 8,” he joked, “it’s because of his knowledge and experience that has moulded him into what he is.

“And he’s a top, top guy.”

Asked about his role and whether his background as a centre-back will mean he’ll focus on the defensive side of coaching, Robins said: “He will have a remit of developing players either as individuals or within a group or team setting.

“And he’ll also have an input to what we are doing on a daily basis or match preparation basis as well.
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Re: Dennis Lawrence Thread
« Reply #601 on: July 05, 2021, 12:46:29 PM »
What!?????!!!!!! Men on the forum praising DL now that he get a job with Coventry. My oh my!!!!!!!

Who is praising him? How many non-white coaches are there in British football, far less Europe as a whole? He was awful as our NT manager but he didn't hire himself. That is squarely on DJW/TTFA.

If coaching Coventry is his level should he not be given the opportunity, or does he not look the part??

Nothing wrong with being happy for Dennis getting another opportunity. His run with T&T did not go as any of us had hoped but many coaches fail at their first opportunity at the top. He will get some more experience and become a better coach. Good for him! Maybe in a few years he will be the ideal person to return to to lead our Warriors. Who knows
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« Reply #602 on: July 05, 2021, 04:43:51 PM »
Maybe in a few years he will be the ideal person to return to to lead our Warriors. Who knows

Suuuuuure!!!!!

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Re: Dennis Lawrence Thread
« Reply #603 on: August 28, 2021, 11:02:27 AM »
Coventry faced QPR in a battle of 4th vs 5th. QPR (3-2-0) won 2-0 to climb the table, while Coventry (3-0-2) slipped a flew places.