He has also revealed his intention to take the paper to a tribunal and to write a book on what he termed the “decline of public interest journalism.”
The announcement of his resignation comes the day after Trinity Mirror announced that the Telegraph editor Alun Thorne was leaving later this month.
Alun is moving to a new role based partly in the North West and is currently working his notice having tendered his resignation earlier this summer. He is due to leave on 21 October.
In a tweet posted today, Les, pictured, described Alun’s departure from the paper as “good news.”
He tweeted: “I’ve resigned from @covtelegraph & I’ll reveal more on #ccfc/Ricoh saga. Major issues for journalism. Good news editor leaving.”
In a later tweet, he added: “I resigned from @covtelegraph last week declaring intentions of tribunal & book on decline of public interest journalism.”
Les’s resignation announcement also coincided with the news that Coventry City’s Ricoh stadium has been sold to London Wasps,
Until his suspension, Les had been in the forefront of the Telegraph’s coverage of the long-running wrangle over the arena, which at one point saw the club playing its home games in Northampton.
Alun, who joined the paper in 2012 after three years as editor of the Birmingham Post, told HTFP he was unable to comment on Les’s decision to resign.
In a statement issued yesterday, he said: “I have enjoyed five years as editor within Trinity Mirror Regionals which has given me phenomenal experience.
“I will be sad to say goodbye but I would like to think that I have left the Coventry Telegraph in better shape that when I took over, having significantly grown our digital audience over the last two years.
“However, I know I am leaving a brilliant and gifted team to take it to the next level.”