Sky Blues bring in Knox
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The 57-year-old has signed a deal until the end of the season and the Scot will assistant caretaker manager Eric Black in Saturday's match against Watford at Highfield Road after Mills was appointed the new boss of Notts County on Friday.
Knox used to coach Black when he was assistant manager to Sir Alex Ferguson at Aberdeen and Black was a Dons player in the early 1980s.
More recently, the former Dundee boss spent less than four months as assistant manager to Mark McGhee at First Division rivals Millwall before the pair were sacked by The Lions in October.
Knox told the club's official website of his delight to be back in a coaching role following his departure from The New Den in the autumn.
"I've been out of the game for two or three months and it was great to be offered this opportunity with Coventry City," Knox revealed.
"I'll be alongside familiar people in the shape of Eric Black and also Alan Hodgkinson - the latter of whom I worked with at both Manchester United and for the Scottish national team.
"There is also a good group of players here and I look forward to working with each and every one of them."
Meanwhile, The Sky Blues have decided to terminate the season-long loan of Algerian international midfielder Yazid Mansouri from French club Le Havre.
The 25-year-old has decided to play for his country at the African Cup of Nations in Tunisia following a call-up by the Algerian national side.
Mansouri believes it is in his best interests to play for his country rather than stay at Highfield Road and the club have used a clause in his loan deal to terminate his stay, should he have chosen to play for Algeria.
Black was disappointed with Mansouri's decision to leave Coventry and play for his country.
"I spoke to Yazid and told him that we want nothing less than 100 percent at Coventry City," said Black.
"As he has decided to join up with Algeria, it is apparent that he is not willing to give us that and as a result, the only way forward was to terminate his contract."