Robins not heading to Blackpool

Coventry City's manager Mark Robins
Coventry City's manager Mark Robins
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COVENTRY manager Mark Robins won’t be taking over at Bloomfield Road.

Media reports have linked the 43-year-old with the vacancy as Pool’s search for Michael Appleton’s replacement enters its second month.

Chairman Karl Oyston last week interviewed Billy Davies and Owen Coyle, as well as making approaches to two clubs for permission to speak to their manager.

The Gazette understands former Rotherham and Barnsley boss Robins was on Pool’s initial list of possible targets but is no longer in their thoughts.

And the Seasiders have no intention of speaking to the ex-Manchester United striker.

He is expected to be approached by Huddersfield roday.

Pool did speak to several out-of-work managers yesterday and intend to do so again today in their bid hope to name a new boss ahead of Saturday’s trip to Ipswich.

Paul Ince, Nigel Adkins, Lee Clark, Paolo Sousa and caretaker boss Steve Thompson are the bookies’ favourites.

It’s believed Oyston is also looking around the lower leagues, with Cheltenham’s Mark Yates and Brentford boss Uwe Rosler on his radar.