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He deserves a new deal because?

I do not mean to sound harsh, but amidst 'reports' of a new contract being handed to him, I do question why Steve Cotterill needs a new contract?

Ok, he has done a very good job, but he signed a 3-year contract last summer, so he will still have 2-years to go on this - the same length that the coaches that just signed new contracts will.

Granted we must have some stability and continuity, both as far as players and management/coaching staff go, as we have not had this for what seems an age but would we not have this with the management team all being on the same length deals anyway?

I also appreciate that people get 'rewarded' for good achievements. Players get this all the time so I guess the same should apply to managers.

It is 'said' that 'interest' from other clubs is leading to Cotterill being handed a new 3-year contract to 'ward off' this interest.

I would say that we also know that in this day and age contracts mean nothing, players and managers can break these so easily that they are basically worthless.

The advantage of contracts, and even this is only minimal these days, is that it can sometimes bring a greater amount of money as a transfer fee/compensation fee goes.

As I said at the very beginning of this, I am not trying to be harsh or unkind, but as things stand Cotterill has a decent(ish) length of contract and I dare say is being paid a decent enough amount of money so why can we not just leave things as they are...

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  • The Journalist

    Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

    Date:Tuesday March 29 2011

    Time: 10:53AM

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    You've answered your own question Rug. The reason we can't leave things as they are (always assuming the club wants to keep Cotterill of course) is that contracts mean nothing these days. If there is indeed interest from Wigan, we need to offer the manager a deal which dissuades him from talking to them. Of course he might wish to be loyal to Pompey and see the job as unfinished, in which case he will stay without the requirement for further inducements. Sadly honour usually takes a back seat to hard cash, so I won't be holding my breath. In any event the Pompey job is a very attractive one and even if Cotterill goes we are sure to attract a good replacement. Never a dull moment supporting Pompey is there?
    Exgaffer
    As I said the other day the main and perhaps only items that would tempt SC to Wigan is that he would finally have a Chairman that would talk to him and give him money to rebuild neither of which he has with PFC
    MickTait
    If he does go that's an extra year of compo I suppose
    Lemmi
    That's just the point I was going to make Lemmi. Contracts mean nothing in terms of keeping someone at a club for any specified length of time, but they can mean more compensation if they do. I sincerely hope he doesn't go anywhere, I know some will disagree, but I can't imagine who could do such a good job with so little to work with. And it would be awful for stability.
    tracyc
    He doesn't need a new contract, it suits all to price others ( especially cash rich - not clubs like Wigan) out of the market. I'm not sure he deserves an extension, 2 months ago people would have driven him to Wigan, but the flip side is at least, on paper anyway, there is some stability. . . . Of course I would suggest that this means a transfer of ownership is a long way off!
    russellm
    with you russ, as i said in the article, do not think he should get a new contract - yep it offers us stability but we 'should' have that anyway, he has 2-years left the coaches have 2-years left what more stability is needed?
    the only winner will be cotterill as he will get a payrise - the clubs 'looking' to take cotterill on as manager are hardly going to be 'world beaters', no offence to him or these clubs, so compensation is hardly going to be sky high anyway!
    there is also the thought that things change quickly in football, given a new contract and given a poor run the compensation that PFC pays cotterill, should he be sacked, becomes much higher with a new and improved deal...
    pompeyrug
     

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