After playing his part in helping successfully guide
Manchester City into the last eight of the FA Cup, Tim Flowers has left the Club
to assist the newly-appointed Coventry City manager, Iain
Stuart Pearce paid tribute to the work done by the man known
as 'Cat', saying: "As far as I’m concerned, in the past and now, Tim Flowers is
the best goalkeeping coach in the country.
"We’re very, very disappointed to
lose him, but he’s had the opportunity to join Coventry as assistant manager.
It’s a step up from a scenario where he was purely a goalkeeping coach at our
place and a very good one. He was a good member of staff and an absolute credit
to the Football Club.
"I’m desperately sad to lose him, but I’ve got to
respect his wishes and realise that it’s an opportunity for him. It’s the club
he supported as a kid and is nearer his home having commuted everyday from down
"He just felt having spoken to him over a few days that it was an
opportunity that he couldn’t turn down, even though we tried our best to keep
him with us."
Monday, February 19, 2007