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Burnley X-Files: Cotterill Capers at Portman Road

Steve Cotterill was in the news recently after leaving Notts County amidst rumours that a number of Championship clubs were interested in his services.

Having already turned down the job at Coventry whilst still at County, Cotterill was then strongly linked with the manager's role at newly relegated and financially-stricken, Portsmouth following the resignation of Avram Grant .

Pompey administrator, Andrew Andronikou though threw cold water on the speculation. He said on the day that Cotterill left Meadow Lane.

'We are working through the process to find a new manager. The most I can say is that we hope to reach a decision at the end of next week. Whatever Steve's done today you can put two and two together but you won't get the right sum. I believe he might be talking to a few different clubs.'

Alan Nixon though today in the Mirror suggests Cotterill has now become one of the favourites to replace Roy Keane at Ipswich.

Keane has been under a lot of pressure in his first full season at Portman Road. The Tractor Boys got off to a very poor start and looked like potential relegation candidates for long spells last season. The former Sunderland manager though dug deep and pulled Ipswich clear of the drop zone with the club eventually finishing in 15th spot.

There are rumours though that the Suffolk club are now looking to replace Keane.

Nixon writes that Tony Mowbray and Steve Cotterill are now in the frame to take his job.

Ipswich are understood to be now making behind-the-scenes enquiries about Cotterill

Cotterill, according to Nixon also has some high-profile backers who have recommended him and think he would be an ideal replacement for Keane.




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Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday June 7 2010

Time: 8:50AM

Your Comments

Boy, Cotterill has come up in the World. I wonder who these high-profile backers might be. A few Clarets fans might be tempted to compare Laws with Cotterill at this point in time and say to themselves I wonder!!
turfmanphil
By eck i didn't know Roy had gone lol. I can understand Molbury as he used to play for them. I wonder what ever happened with the "supposed" big backers they had???
ruane
Has Keane actually gone then? I still wonder why Cotterill was out of the game for so long. Perhaps he was still being paid off by us and wasn't bothered about management again. I hope he gets a new club before the season starts: I always looked out for Notts County after he took over. If I'm right he was unbeaten with them too...
ClaretClaude
I think Cotts and Notts MAY have lost on the final day?
Couch Potato
no they drew 0-0 in final game
boltonclaret
It seems Ipswich have got some money with reports saying they are about to increase their offer for Michael Chopra from Cardiff to 4.2million.
8clarets8
Good on him if he gets the job.
Grimsby Claret
Bloody nora, now he's gonna be Pompey's manager again!! lol Former Notts County manager Steve Cotterill will be named as Portsmouth's new boss next week and Rangers defender Kirk Broadfoot could be one of the first new arrivals at the club (Daily Express-Thurs 10th June)
turfmanphil
 

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