Vital Football

He deserves a new deal because?

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...

PLAY UP POMPEY!

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

    Join the Vital Pompey Debate

    Trust

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

  • Writer:pompeyrug
    Date:Tuesday March 29 2011
    Time: 10:53AM

    Comments

    0
    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
    29/03/2011 12:54:00
    0
    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
    29/03/2011 15:46:00
    0
    If he does go that's an extra year of compo I suppose
    Lemmi
    29/03/2011 19:35:00
    0
    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
    29/03/2011 20:24:00
    0
    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
    29/03/2011 21:37:00
    0
    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
    31/03/2011 08:33:00
    Page 1/1
    1. 1

    Login to post a comment

    Recent Portsmouth Articles

    Vital View - League 2, 22nd April 2017

    Doncaster, Plymouth & Portsmouth could be involved in a three-way battle to be crowned champions? Leyton Orient are down with Hartlepool favourites to join them.

    Video - Pompey 2-1 Cambridge

    That outside chance of Pompey winning the championship is still ON after a win over Cambridge and defeats for Doncaster and Plymouth's draw.

    On this day in history...23rd April

    A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, 23rd April.

    Sunday Chimes #114 - Pompey 'into something good'

    Herman's Hermits hit is the backdrop to another win, seven is the number, and a reflection on promotion....

    Archived Vital Pompey Articles

    Vital Pompey articles from

    Site Journalists

    pompeyrug
    Editor email
    Profile
    eastneydave
    Editor email
    Profile
    paultsmouth
    no email
    Profile

    Current Poll (see more polls)

    Cambridge MotM
    Suggested By:
    Forde2%
    Evans0%
    Whatmough22%
    Clarke0%
    Stevens3%
    Opoku Aborah58%
    Doyle3%
    Baker0%
    Naismith3%
    Bennett6%
    Kabamba0%
    Sub-Chaplin0%
    Sub-Lowe0%
    Sub-Roberts3%
    ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

    League Table

    # Team P W D L Pts. GD
    P Doncaster 44 25 10 9 85 33
    P Plymouth 44 25 8 11 83 24
    P Portsmouth 44 24 9 11 81 33
    4 Luton 44 18 17 9 71 22
    5 Exeter 44 20 8 16 68 18
    6 Blackpool 44 17 16 11 67 22
    7 Stevenage 44 20 6 18 66 7
    8 Mansfield 44 17 14 13 65 5
    9 Wycombe 44 18 11 15 65 4
    10 Carlisle 44 16 17 11 65 -1
    11 Cambridge 44 18 9 17 63 7
    12 Colchester 44 17 12 15 63 6
    13 Accrington 44 16 14 14 62 3
    14 Grimsby 44 17 10 17 61 -2
    15 Barnet 44 13 15 16 54 -6
    16 Notts County 44 15 8 21 53 -22
    17 Crewe 44 13 13 18 52 -11
    18 Morecambe 44 14 9 21 51 -18
    19 Crawley 44 13 11 20 50 -16
    20 Yeovil 44 11 16 17 49 -13
    21 Cheltenham 44 11 14 19 47 -16
    22 Newport 44 11 12 21 45 -22
    23 Hartlepool 44 10 13 21 43 -21
    R Leyton Orient 44 10 6 28 36 -36
    Write for Vital Football
    Latest F1 News
    Latest Vital Boxing News
    The Vital Football Members League

    Recent Portsmouth Results (view all)

    Portsmouth Fixtures (view all)

    Apr 29 2017 3:00PM : Mansfield Town (a)
    Sky Bet League Two
    May 6 2017 5:30PM : Cheltenham Town (H)
    Sky Bet League Two

    Vital Members League Table

    RankNamePoints
    1.pompeyrug78
    2.PompeyFrippy36
    3.storagematt28
    4.eastneydave26
    5.Copnor4319
    6.uspompeyfan16
    7.FrattonBlue14
    8.stubbsy00713
    9.Jimsmithswig10
    10.pompeyweller9
    Vital Football Comment