Coventry City name John Sillett as a life president

John Sillett
2012 will represent Sillett's (right) 50th year since joining Coventry as a player

Coventry City have named 1987 FA Cup winning manager John Sillett as a life president of the Championship club.

Sillett, who represented Coventry as player and manager, told the club websiteexternal-link: "Everyone knows that Coventry City has a huge place in my heart.

"I have always lived locally and have maintained links with the club and I am very flattered that it has been made formal," he added.

Sillett has become the Sky Blues' second life president.