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HARRY AXED BY CITY; Assistant boss leaves club EXCLUSIVE:.

Byline: Andy Turner

ASSISTANT manager Steve Harrison has been axed by Coventry City.

The 59-year-old first team coach is believed to have been a victim of the Sky Blues's cost-cutting and is understood to have come to an agreement with the club over his rolling contract.

Harrison - who was a popular character with the players at Ryton - joined the club following a seven-year stint at Middlesbrough under former England boss Steve McClaren and then Gareth Southgate.

Known affectionately as Harry, the former full-back and experienced coach, who had a stint with the England national team under Graham Taylor, joined the club in May 2009 as Chris Coleman's assistant following the departure of Steve Kean.

Harrison was kept on as part of Aidy Boothroyd's backroom staff when Coleman was sacked and, again, stayed on alongside current boss Andy Thorn when he took charge towards the end of the 2010/11 season.

Earlier in the close season Academy coach and former club skipper Lee Carsley was promoted to Thorn's backroom as the new development squad coach, looking after City's young professionals in their transition from youth football to the first team, as well as helping out on the senior coaching side and on match days.

Staff at the club were sent letters earlier this month warning of job cuts as City look to make savings.
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Jun 16, 2012
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