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Burnley X-Files: Cotts Sent to Coventry?

Burnley X-Files: Cotts Sent to Coventry?

Steve Cotterill, so long in the football doldrums following his departure from Turf Moor in November 2007 has been setting the football world alight this season after leading Notts County to the League Two title.

Cotterill did not take up any managerial positions after leaving Burnley by mutual consent for over two years until he joined Notts County in February 2010. At the time they were in contention for a play-offs spot but after a remarkable run Cotterill was named March Football League Two Manager of the Month following 6 wins and 2 draws in the month which put them well on the way to automatic promotion.

Cotterill agreed a short-term contract with County until the summer so his future at the moment is uncertain.

His success though appears to have caught the eye of a number of clubs.

Shrewsbury Town manager Paul Simpson was sacked last month after their League Two play-off hopes were all but ended and there were media reports that they would try and tempt Cotterill to the Prostar Stadium but nothing seems to have come of that move if the rumours were true.

This week though Coventry City chairman Ray Ranson sacked manager Chris Coleman just over two years after appointing the Welshman. The Championship side finished the season in a disappointing 19th place after a run of 11 games without a win culminating in an embarrassing 4-0 tonking at home against Watford in their final game of the season.

Media reports today suggest the bookies are making Steve Cotterill 3/1 favourite to take over the job at the Ricoh Arena with former Leeds and Aston Villa manager, David O'Leary and current Doncaster manager, Sean O'Driscoll also in the frame.

With the Clarets now relegated and returning to the Championship we could be seeing our former gaffer return to Turf Moor next season in charge of the Sky Blues.

Coventry though would appear to be in no rush to make an appointment so it could be some time until we know if the rumour is true.

Ranson said:

'We will not be rushed into finding a successor and the board will explore every avenue to appoint the right manager to take Coventry forward.'

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Date:Wednesday May 5 2010
Time: 8:35AM


Will be good to see Cotts back where he rightfully belongs fighting at Championship level
05/05/2010 08:44:00
Also this though in Daily Telegraph-Former Leeds boss Gary McAllister could retake the reigns at Coventry. The ex-Scotland player left the Sky Blues in January 2004 for personal reasons.
05/05/2010 08:50:00
Yep plenty of strong money behind McAllister this morning.
05/05/2010 09:31:00
Gary Mc wasnt overly succesful in his time at Leeds was he? Not sure he would be a good choice. I think Cov could do a lot worse than Cotts though.
05/05/2010 12:08:00
I wonder how many would prefer Cotts to Laws at Burnley at the moment?
05/05/2010 12:10:00
Cotterill is very much in the same camp as Laws, having managed under achieving sides who constantly had to sell. Really pleased that he's done so well at County albeit in league 2. In a way, his test will now come right alongside Laws, assuming he ends up in a team that doesn't have to sell to survive.
05/05/2010 12:30:00
Whilst I'm not sure it is a good idea to return to a club where you have already managed, I thought Cotterill was a good manager for us. He has certainly increased his stock by dragging Notts County over the finishing line this season - would Coventry be considered a step up ?
05/05/2010 17:55:00
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