Farewell Chris CoxDate: 26 June 2018 at 16:21 by Liam Cook
Coventry United can confirm the departure of captain Chris Cox.
The long term United player will be joining a club at a higher level, who we will not be naming at this time. While we offered Coxy fresh terms for the 2018/19 season, he has taken the decision to test himself in new surroundings and a new league. The midfielder has turned down interest from bigger clubs multiple times while with United, but now feels the time is right to move on. Coxy has been a Red and Green since our very first season, becoming captain in 2014/15, and made 175 appearances for United, scoring 53 goals over the last 5 years. The skipper also has the honour of being the first Coventry United player to score at the Butts Park Arena. We are of course sad to be losing such an exceptional player, a born leader and a true Coventry United legend, but we wish Coxy the very best of luck for the future.
United manager Terry Anderson had this to say on Cox’s departure; “Coxy leaving is a blow for us, but if I am honest, this is probably the right time for him to go. We all know he can play higher, and at this time in his career he had a great opportunity to do that. We are a club that always wants our players to do well and if an opportunity comes along for them to play higher, we will help them in any way possible. Coxy has been a great servant at this club since it was formed, captained the side to league titles, and played in every position on the pitch I think! He is a true club man! He deserves great credit for what he has done for this club and I would like to thank him personally for that. Go smash it lad! Out of courtesy for the club he is going to, we will not be announcing where he is going.”.
And the thoughts of United chairman Peter Reynolds; “Chris has been a wonderful player for Coventry United. Superb on the pitch, and a gentleman off it. How could we forget his late winner against Sphinx the season before last? Chris goes with our best wishes and thanks for a job well done. We all hope he succeeds at a higher level. He will always be welcome back at United in any capacity.".
The Red and Green Army will remember Coxy fondly, and you can relieve some of the skipper’s best moments below, courtesy of Coventry United TV.