Date: 11th October 2011 at 12:42pm
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It would ‘appear’ that recent ‘reports’ (Forest and Bristol City fancy Cotterill – here) that Steve Cotterill is one of three men in line for the Forest job could be proven right?

According to reports on BBC East Midlands Today Cotterill is being – maybe even has already been? – interviewed for the vacancy at The City Ground along with Villa coach Kevin MacDonald and out of work Mark Robins.

Assuming these reports are accurate I would still say it is most likely that Robins would get the job, purely as he is ‘out of work’ and would not require any compensation payout.

Given the fact that Cotterill would work without expecting too much of a budget he ‘seems’ to fit the bill as to what the Forest board would ‘probably’ want though in many ways…

CSI would, I guess, want compensation for Cotterill and I would also imagine Villa would want compensating for losing a coach as well, although sometimes clubs do actually appreciate that people sometimes ‘deserve’ a chance at something – with Forest ‘reluctant’ to pay compensation for a manager this makes Robins the most likely option?

All this said, as I previously have, ‘if’ CSI have any doubts over Cotterill then allowing him to walk, as opposed to pushing him, would mean that they would not have to compensate him so it may well be a ‘win-win’ situation for them?!

I think it is too early to start speculating too much, and as said am not convinced he will get the Forest job due to the money they may well have to pay us, but I wonder if CSI are having any thoughts already as to who ‘could’ take over should Cotterill leave – then again perhaps they already were despite his ‘vote of confidence’ last week?

Alan McLoughlin in a temporary basis with the current 1st team coaches perhaps – like I say though this is a bridge to be crossed ‘if’ and ‘when’ it happens…

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