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Cotterill the NEW Pompey manager!

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.

More info below...


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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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday June 18 2010

Time: 7:53AM

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i am happy with this appointment, and think it is a good move and another step in the right direction.
the pheonix is starting to rise again!
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18/06/2010 08:09:00

Good Appointment considering the options, welcome aboard Steve and I wish you well. PUP
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18/06/2010 08:13:00

I am pleased with having Steve on board. Redknapp wanted to bring to FP many years ago as one of his assistant's. He is highly rated & can do a good job with no budget. We are still in a hole & will need many years to build ourselves up. He is the first decent brick with regard to the playing staff. We wish him well.
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18/06/2010 08:22:00

I think he was the best option around, he's used to working on a limited budget, tactically positive and is known to ve ambitious. I'm pleased we didn't go on the usual Curbs merry go round. as Rug says it's another positive, not sure the Phoenix is risen yet but the shell is definetly cracking. Poor old Hull they're about to have a Hart attack.
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18/06/2010 08:35:00

I'm sat in Parkside hospital watching sky sports and I'm about to have a foot and ankle op; obviously that's whyMr Capello didn't pick me. So Steve, budget is tight but I'll be ready for training in time for the new season training. Also I'm prepared to fully commit for the 10,000 per week :-)
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18/06/2010 08:42:00

Very good appointment. His record speaks for itself and I'm sure he can do a decent job with us, I think he might just take a shine to us fans like many others have aswell. I still have that uneasy feeling after yesterdays creditors meeting. Not sure it is all over yet but really hoping something can get sorted with HMRC otherwise we are back to square 1. Good luck to you Steve and here's hoping you can bring success to Pompey. PUP!
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18/06/2010 08:50:00

another step in the right direction, I dont want to sound to over the top, but I think Im starting to feel a smattering of optimism! been a while since that has occured.....
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18/06/2010 09:31:00

Hardly a well kept secret - but a goood appointment.

Good luck with the op russ!!
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18/06/2010 09:45:00

Good luck Pompey! You'll love the guy..
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18/06/2010 11:50:00

Better than nothing...
Stanley (Moscow)
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18/06/2010 14:06:00

Phew!!!...I honestly thought we mightend upwith one of the other numbskulls linked with us... For Me..I am looking forward to getting to a few games again next season,
plymouth graham
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18/06/2010 16:50:00

I'm so happeeeee! Its beginning to feel like we have a proper club again! Perhaps we can spend the summer talking about transfers and things, and I can start asking daft questions again.
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18/06/2010 18:40:00

You have a good chance of starting to turn it round with SC at the helm. Now you need to get the embargo lifted.
SFC Forever
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18/06/2010 22:41:00

Things are really starting to look up for us now, and its great to have a sense of optimism again. Perhaps we might start the new season with things other football fans take for granted ie no transfer embargo, no administration a manager and some players. Maybe even a new owner too?
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19/06/2010 08:34:00

From the Daily Mirror: New Portsmouth boss Steve Cotterill has revealed how Harry Redknapp persuaded him to take on the Fratton Park role. "I spoke to him and he said to go for it. He said Portsmouth was a fantastic club, with great fans and thought I would do well there.''
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19/06/2010 11:15:00

Harry must be in need of some up and comers, get in with Cotterill now, then after we find some talent this season, Arry can come in and **** us over for said talent again, twenty quid sounds like a bargain Arry, oh your just helping us out, wonderful.........F*** off!
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19/06/2010 13:12:00


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