Dennis Lawrence gets amazing send off from Coventry players and fans ahead of Minnesota United move

In an official release from the Coventry City website they announced the departure of first team

coach Dennis Lawrence who will be heading to Minnesota United as an assistant coach, the fans and

and players of the team in a lovely gesture gave Dennis a beautiful sendoff after their 3-2 FA Cup

quarter-final win against Wolverhampton Wanderer

Thank you for everything, Dennis. ???? We hope you liked that send off.

Posted by Coventry City FC on Saturday, March 16, 2024

In an official quote from the Coventry official website Dennis said:

“I would like to thank the Coventry City fans for their support during my time at this incredible club.

“I will take with me the great memories we shared, in particular our 4-1 victory versus Sheffield United which I had the honour of leading the team on the day.

“I will take with me the song We Live And Die In These Towns, as I constantly tapped my feet before kick-off at every home fixture.

“Wishing Coventry City every success going forward – PUSB.”

On Wednesday March 24 in an official statement from the Minnesota FC website MNUFC Chief Soccer

Officer and Sporting Director Khaled El-Ahmad stated

“I am excited to welcome Dennis to Minnesota United, first and foremost, he is a great person. Along with his character, he brings a wealth of experience in coaching at nearly every level in soccer,”

“His perspectives coaching for both club and country will provide the club valuable insight that will continue to set our players up for success each week. Dennis and Eric Ramsay know each other well, and are fully aligned in the way we want to play.  I look forward to experiencing their chemistry as they continue building on our overall vision for the club.”

An interesting fact for fans who do not know, before leading Trinidad and Tobago, Lawrence had stints

with Everton FC as a first-team coach from 2013-16 and Wigan Athletic FC as a development coach

from 2010-13 when the Wigan squad impressively won its first major trophy in club history by

defeating Manchester City in the 2013 FA Cup final at Wembley.

Internationally, Lawrence made 89 game appearances for the Trinidad and Tobago National Team

from 2000-10, and notably played in all three Group Stage games of the 2006 FIFA World Cup in


Lawrence holds a UEFA Pro License Coaching Qualification, a FIFA Technical Directors Course, a UEFA

A+B Coaching Qualification, and an FA Level 1 and 2 Youth Modules certificate.

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