Former Coventry City boss Gordon Strachan was jumping up and down celebrating the club’s promotion success last month.
The 61-year-old was in a Spanish bar with a large group of his family watching the Sky Blues at Wembley in play-off final.
Strachan, who still lives in the area and has his football foundation at Rugby, now hopes that City kick on, and that the success breeds further achievements for the club he managed for five years in the Premier League.
The former Scotland, Celtic, Southampton and Middlesbrough boss also believes the time is right for a local businessman to come in and capitalise on the feel good factor generated by the 3-1 victory over Exeter City last month.
“To see Coventry get promoted is so good,” he said, speaking to CoventryLive.
Former Sky Blues boss Gordon Strachan at Stoneleigh Deer Park golf club at the recent Former Players’ Association golf day
“I walk about the area and the people are full of it.
“There’s no doubt about it, football is huge for a community and people outside of football don’t always understand it.
“When a football team is doing well there’s something that happens and makes everyone happy. They bounce along.
Coventry coming to the fore again
“It’s great to see the name of Coventry coming to the fore again, getting to the play-offs and things like that. It makes a huge difference to people’s lives.”
Strachan continues to have a strong connection to the club and the area, not least because his children and grandchildren still live locally.
“This is Craig’s boy, Owen, who is seven years old and loves his football.
“He went to all the home games this year, went to the semi-final of the play-offs against Notts County.
“He missed the final because he was on a family holiday. He wanted to fly back and we looked at the flights and with the price there was no chance,Read More