The day has barely started but this has got off to a good beginning as Steve Cotterill has been announced as the new Pompey manager.
This had been expected since he left Notts County, but with the CVA proposal agreed on Thursday this was able to be confirmed now, as The Pompey Site have this morning!
I am happy enough with this and wish the guy the best of luck, and will of course give him my full support and backing – Steve Cotterill’s Blue and White Army.
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Steve Cotterill Named New Pompey Manager
Portsmouth Football Club are pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Cotterill as manager.
The 45-year-old has signed a three-year deal and will take the reins for Pompey’s first season back in the Championship.
Pompey chief executive David Lampitt said: “Steve is the perfect fit for the rebuilding job we want to do here.
“He’s talented, ambitious, energetic and positive, with a very good footballing CV, coming here on the back of a great achievement at Notts County.
“We’ve got lots of challenges ahead and like the rest of us here at the club Steve is ready to tackle them head on to bring stability and long-term success to Pompey.”
Cotterill, a former Bournemouth, Brighton, Wimbledon and Burton Albion striker, began his managerial career at Sligo Rovers, leading them to third place in the Premier Division of the League of Ireland and into Europe.
In 1997 he took the helm of his home-town team, Cheltenham. At that time they were still a non-league club, but he built up a successful side which won promotion from the Southern Football League Premier Division to the Football Conference in his first full year at the club.
In 1999 Cheltenham won the Conference, securing the club’s first ever entry into the Football League, and in 2002 he guided them up into League One.
After short spells at Stoke and then as assistant manager with Premier League Sunderland, Cotterill managed Burnley for three years in the Championship.
Cotterill took charge of Notts County earlier this year, leading the Magpies to the League Two title.
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