Portsmouth - He deserves a new deal because?
UK time is: 20:41:07
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

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...


  • Click here to make your prediction: Reading v Pompey.

    Join the Vital Pompey Debate


  • Frippy's Virtual Bookies - latest update and place your bets!

    Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

  • The Journalist

    Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

    Date:Tuesday March 29 2011

    Time: 10:53AM

    Your Comments (oldest first)

    Change to most recent first
    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?
    Report Abuse
    29/03/2011 12:54:00

    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
    Report Abuse
    29/03/2011 15:46:00

    If he does go that's an extra year of compo I suppose
    Report Abuse
    29/03/2011 19:35:00

    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.
    Report Abuse
    29/03/2011 20:24:00

    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!
    Report Abuse
    29/03/2011 21:37:00

    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...
    Report Abuse
    31/03/2011 08:33:00


    Have Your Say

    Log in...
    with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

    Recent Portsmouth Articles

    A point gained or 2pts lost? (Monday November 30 2015)

    On this day in history...30th November (Monday November 30 2015)

    Match highlights - Wycombe 2-2 Pompey (Sunday November 29 2015)

    On this day in history...29th November (Sunday November 29 2015)

    Cook after Wycombe (Saturday November 28 2015)

    Stats: Wycombe Wanderers v Pompey (Saturday November 28 2015)

    Adams Park team sheets - Wycombe v Pompey (Saturday November 28 2015)

    Do us a favour Dunne! (Saturday November 28 2015)

    On this day in history...28th November (Saturday November 28 2015)

    Archived Portsmouth Articles

    List All Vital Pompey Articles
    Have your say
    Click here to suggest an article
    Click here to suggest a poll
    ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

    Vital Members League (view all)

    1. pompeyrug 115
    2. storagematt 53
    3. Et_tu_Pompeii 40
    4. Copnor43 25
    5. FrattonBlue 24
    6. Pompeytim 22
    7. pompeyweller 18
    8. mslorna48 13
    9. Emsworthianblue 12
    10. Jimsmithswig 10

    League Results (view all)

    League Table (view table)

    Team P W D L GD Pts
    2. Plymouth 20 12 4 4 14 40
    3. Northampton 20 12 4 4 10 40
    4. Accrington 19 10 5 4 12 35
    5. Portsmouth 20 8 10 2 15 34
    6. Carlisle 20 9 6 5 2 33
    7. Mansfield 20 9 5 6 10 32
    8. Leyton Orient 20 8 7 5 5 31

    Portsmouth Fixtures (view all)

    Breaking League News

    Who Is Your Player Of The Month For November?
    Bristol Rovers : 30/11/2015 19:46:00
    Follow Us On Facebook & Twitter
    Bristol Rovers : 30/11/2015 19:30:00
    Parkes Voted Star Man In Exeter Draw
    Bristol Rovers : 30/11/2015 19:27:00
    Parkes Voted Star Man In Exeter Draw
    Bristol Rovers : 30/11/2015 19:07:01
    City linked with United striker
    York : 30/11/2015 15:50:00

    Current Site Poll (view all polls)

    Wycombe MotM
    Suggested By:  VitalPompey
    Murphy 0%
    Davies 0%
    Burgess 0%
    Webster 20%
    Stevens 20%
    Doyle 0%
    Hollands 0%
    McGurk 0%
    McNulty 40%
    Bennett 0%
    Lavery 20%
    Sub:-Barton 0%
    Sub:-Evans 0%
    Sub:-Tollitt 0%