Andy Thorn wants Martin Cranie to stay at Coventry City Football Club.
The 25-year-old is out of contract at the Ricoh Arena this summer, and relegation to League One has placed doubts over his future with the club.
However, manager Thorn wants Cranie to stay and help City back up to the Championship and he has asked the board to offer the defender a new deal.
"I've asked the club to speak to him regarding re-signing and we'll see where we go with that," said Thorn in the Coventry Telegraph.
"I'd like to keep Martin because he's been terrific and he's formed a decent partnership with Richard Keogh and they are the right age for us as well."
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