King defends Blues move
Marlon King has defended his decision to sign for Birmingham, after Coventry slammed the switch.
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Last Updated: 10/06/11 4:30pm
Marlon King has defended his decision to sign for Birmingham City, after Coventry City slammed the switch.
King has finalised a move to St Andrews, agreeing a three-year contract with the Championship side on Friday.
The striker's contract at Coventry had expired but the Sky Blues claim he had verbally agreed to remain for another season.
But Kind has suggested that Coventry failed to offer him the terms he expected, hence his decision to leave for Birmingham.
He told Sky Sports News: "I am looking forward to a new chapter in my life and getting on with the season.
"I didn't turn my back on anybody. You would have to ask them that question. I verbally agreed a three-year contract, not a two-year contract.
"I don't want to get into a slanging match with people that gave me an opportunity to resurrect my career.
"I just want to wish them all the best and thank them for all that their support.
"I never lied to them and said I would be staying. Everything had to be right, and it wasn't.
"I am a Birmingham City player now and I am looking forward to playing for them."
Coventry chairman Ken Dulieu said: "We are fuming about this and feel we have been betrayed.
"We had reached agreement with Marlon and his advisor and verbally everything was settled and agreed, and now we find out that a deal has been done with Birmingham.
"The club and our supporters have fully backed Marlon on his return to the game and I think we deserve better than this."