Chris Coleman is hoping the Coventry side of 2009 can create their own piece of FA Cup history by beating Chelsea - and put a smile back on the faces of supporters who have endured years of under-achievement.
Coleman is constantly reminded by City’s goalkeeping coach Steve Ogrizovic about the Sky Blues 1987 3-2 final triumph over Tottenham.
But the former Fulham boss insists it is "not an impossible task" to win the home quarter-final against Chelsea who last season were dumped out of the competition by another Championship side in Barnsley.
Coleman said: "Steve Ogrizovic tells me every single day about the cup final, the saves he made in the semi-final, Keith Houchen and Cyrille Regis etc.
"I get it every day. It gets on my bloody nerves!
"This is a chance for us to make our own little bit of history. We are going to have a special day to get past this next round. We can make our own history."