News breaking this morning is that the Chairman of Coventry has
A statement from the committee said:
"Gerry Sugrue has tendered his resignation as chairman of
Coventry Football Club (Rugby). The committee accepts his
decision and places on record its appreciation for his unstinting
efforts to raise Coventry to the forefront of English Rugby Union.
"Mr Sugrue has devoted an enormous amount of time and
energy to the interests of Coventry, often putting his own health
at risk but he has now decided he can no longer devote the time
needed to a club struggling with the demands rugby union's
new professional era."
Coventry had problems paying players last season, and has lost many of
their first team players over the closed season. They have also recently
made arrangements to see their Coundon Road ground, but plans to move
into a new site have recently fallen through with the local council.
They can remain at Coundon Road for several more seasons, but the
problem is how to fund the team and still have money for a new ground.