Rugby Clubs new general manager took office today assuring all of the clubs
supporters that "the future is very bright" for the Coundon Road outfit.
Ian Carvell has been handed sole responsibility for the job after previously holding a
joint position with John King, who resigned last week to pursue his own business
Carvell will now be in charge of the day-to-day management of the club, and the retired
police officer believes it is an exciting time for everyone.
"I have worked with the club for around seven years and I was first brought in as
a junior development manager on the playing side.
"Obviously having been involved for that length of time I have seen the rough with
the smooth and I was around at the heartbreaking time when the club went into
"However, I now feel that with Keith Fairbrother at the helm as chairman and my
experience of good business practice we have a solid base to move forward very
One of the biggest issues during his reign as general manager is certain to be the
planned stadium move for his team, which Carvell believes is still well on track.
"Ted Stocker is very much heading the project which would see us moving to a new
stadium on the site of the Butts Stadium, by the Coventry Technical College.
"Ted is technical director of the club and he is liasing with investors, planners
and residents to ensure the proposal goes ahead but I am sure it will happen.
"Having people like Ted on board gives us a great expanse of knowledge and his
experience of dealing with matter such as this will stand us in good stead.
"We would not like to give out time-scales but we will definitely be at Coundon
Road next season, and maybe the year after that but we will be moving as soon as