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Cotterill Gets County Job (Updated)

Cotterill Gets County Job (Updated)

Former Clarets gaffer,Steve Cotterill is the new Notts County boss.

He will take over the 7th placed League 2 side from current caretaker manager, Dave Kevan until the end of the season.

Kevan of course was part of Cotterill's backroom staff at Burnley and he will now become assistant manager and once more work with Cotterill

Cotterill has been out of management for two years since leaving Turf Moor by mutual consent back in November 2007.

County are now under new owners but there are financial concerns and there was a fear that the club could go into administration because of the size of their current and future debts. They are currently believed to be about £6 million in debt. However new owner and former Lincoln City chairman Ray Trew has been sorting out the club's dire finances and today the club have also announced that the threat of administration has been removed after the Magpies settled an unpaid tax bill of £324,000

The previous owners Munto Finance failed to come up with the cash it promised high profile Director of Football at the club, Sven Goran Eriksson. The club had high ambitions to achieve top flight football but did not put the money where their mouth was. Eriksson has since departed and the club are now trying to find £2.5m to survive until the end of the season.

County are currently ideally placed for a play-offs push and although already in a play-offs spot have a number of games in hand over their rivals in the top six spots.

Cotterill will take a short-term deal until the summer when the situation will be reviewed.

He is the fourth manager in charge of Notts County this season following Ian McParland, Hans Backe and caretaker, Dave Kevan and his first game in charge will be the match against Hereford at Meadow Lane on Saturday.



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Writer:turfmanphil
Date:Tuesday February 23 2010
Time: 10:34AM

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Bit out of the blue this one but financial constraints apart if County can avoid administration, Cotterill could be the ideal manager to take County up in viiew of his experience in charge at Cheltenham and getting them promotedat this level.
turfmanphil
23/02/2010 10:45:00
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The interesting one is Kevan. Will he once more be happy to take second fiddle and once again work with Cotterill or will it be a case of been there/done that time to go! ? Kevan though does have a strong affinity with County and might be happy to return to being second-in-command
turfmanphil
23/02/2010 10:52:00
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If this is true ime happy long time in the willderness for a good manager, Best of luck to steve Cotterill
Albmaleaf claret
23/02/2010 11:12:00
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Good luck to Cotterill. He was hamstrung by continually loosing top players at Burnley, who knows how successful he could have been otherwise?
WelshClaret
23/02/2010 11:14:00
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Well done to Steve, don't forget to sign off at the job centre!!! lol (only joking) . If results not a million miles away carry on as they are and I hope they do, their manager may be on JSA soon.
sheclaret
23/02/2010 11:19:00
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Best of Luck to you Steve - Your contribution at Burnley was as vital as that of Owen Coyle
Claretdale
23/02/2010 12:03:00
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And best of luck from me too Steve, on the pitch and in the courts and with the accountants. Going into a tight spot is hardly a new experience. At least Notts County have more players than when you arrived at Bfc! I reckon NC will find the cash to survive the winding up order, and are high enough up the table to cope with a points deduction if administration is necessary... but I hope it isn't as that means other people don't get paid and have to carry your pain for you. I wonder if any out-of-contract players at Bfc will be getting a call from the gaffer who gave them a leg up into the PL?
Couch Potato
23/02/2010 12:17:00
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Delighted for the man who contributed to getting us in the premiership, (IT WAS HIS TEAM )
Grimsby Claret
23/02/2010 13:04:00
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Totally agree with the comments above about Cotts influence and legacy whilst at Burnley. County move confirmed now it would appear by BBC Radio Nottingham with BBC Sport also saying that Kevan will revert to his former role as assistant manager. [Edited by turfmanphil]
turfmanphil
23/02/2010 13:20:00
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Now confirmed on Sky Sports News. Cotterill in charge,Kevan Number 2 plus club have avoided administration after paying enough of tax-bill. Article above updated accordingly
turfmanphil
23/02/2010 14:31:00
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