Doyle aims to quit Sky Blues
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Michael Doyle has confirmed his intention to quit Coventry at the end of the season.
Michael Doyle has confirmed his intention to quit Coventry City at the end of the season.
The Irish midfielder is unhappy at the lack of disciplinary action taken by the club as a result of a recent training ground bust-up with Robert Page.
Doyle had three teeth knocked out after being punched by his team-mate and feels that the matter has not been dealt with properly.
Coventry are now set to allow Doyle to leave The Ricoh Arena for £500,000 come the summer, with the player explaining the reason for his discontent.
"To this day, the club have not dealt with the problem," he told the Irish Sun. "They didn't back me and it is very hard to accept that.
"I didn't want anyone sacked, I didn't want the police involved or anything like that, but at the same time I don't think it's right that it just gets brushed under the carpet or for the club to hope that everyone forgets about it.
"After it happened, I had some time off and I spoke to my family and people around me and I decided that the best thing for me to do was to walk away from the club and try to move on.
"I thought it was best that I got a fresh start because it would be hard for me to look people in the eye after what happened and the way that things were handled.
"But there was only a day or two left in the transfer window and the club were looking for swap deals and rejected one bid for me, so I have ended up staying."