Coventry City begin planning for life in League One

Andy Thorn

Coventry City chief executive Tim Fisher is due to have talks with the club's owners SISU early this week to outline his plans for next season.

Following relegation to League One, Fisher is hoping that SISU will agree his budget aimed at securing promotion back into the Championship next season.

That would lead to the club's current transfer embargo being lifted.

"I want to freshen things up," Sky Blues manager Andy Thorn told BBC Coventry & Warwickshire.

"I want a winning mentality from the players," added Thorn, who has been given the green light by the club's owners to remain in charge at the Ricoh Arena.

"I want a more positive sort of player.

"The season's gone now. There's no point looking back. We've got to look forward.

"Those who want to come along for the ride can. Those that haven't got that mentality can go and play somewhere else.

"They want to be successful. I want to be successful. Anyone that doesn't can go now."

Thorn, 45, who first joined the Sky Blues as chief scout from Everton, became Coventry manager on a permanent basis in April 2011.

That followed his success in leading the Sky Blues to Championship safety after initially taking over from Aidy Boothroyd in March.

In his first year in charge, Thorn saw a host of players leave the club, including striker Marlon King to neighbours Birmingham City and keeper Keiren Westwood to Sunderland.

And, although they offered hope of a late escape in March when they went unbeaten in seven matches, relegation had long since looked on the cards.

City ended the season poorly, picking up only two points from their last five games.