Former Lisbon boss applies for Coventry job

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Former Sporting Lisbon, Rennes and Standard Liege manager Laszlo Boloni has applied for the vacant manager's job at Coventry.

Boloni, who has had a glittering career as a player and manager which includes taking charge of the Romania national team, becomes the first candidate to publicly register his desire to take over from Chris Coleman who was sacked on Tuesday.

Chairman Ray Ranson has already received a host of applications and Boloni has moved quickly to make sure he is one of them.

He told the Coventry Telegraph: "English football is the best in the world for me and I have had the chance to play against top English clubs - Arsenal and Liverpool in the Champions League and Everton in the UEFA Cup, which was a very nice experience for us at Standard Liege."

He added: "I am very passionate and have a lot of emotion. I spent a number of weeks in England last year and I want to work in this special atmosphere.

"I have a French style of coaching and a lot of experience in France, Belgium and Eastern European football in Romania and Hungary, but I have the capacity to adapt very quickly and I want this challenge to manage Coventry City.

"I know the Championship is more physical than the Premier League but I like the physical presence and at the same time I like to play good, attacking football. This is my style and I am ready to do a good job at the club."

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