Joint statement from Cllr George Duggins, Leader of Coventry City Council and Cllr Gary Ridley, Leader of the Opposition Conservative Group, Coventry City Council:
“We share the bitter disappointment of Coventry City fans with today’s announcement by the football club.
“The Council like everyone was hopeful that April’s Supreme Court judgement could lead to a licence extension.
"While Coventry City Council has not been party to the negotiations, we understand the endless litigation in its various forms by the football club’s owners remained the barrier for a deal to be agreed.
“It is extremely disappointing that six years of legal action – that has been tested numerous times in the courts and has been comprehensively dismissed every time – cannot now be dropped to secure the club’s future.
“We urge the football club’s owners to address this situation promptly to ensure the return of the football club to the city at the earliest possible date.”