Date:Monday June 13 2011
That old favourites 'sky sports news sources understand' has reared its head this morning...
Sky 'claims' that Birmingham are 'seeking' talks with Steve Cotterill over the now vacant job at St Andrews after Alex McLeish resigned this weekend.
I cannot say that I have liked all what Cotterill has done with the club over the past 12-months, and in many ways I can 'take or leave' him but what you cannot doubt is that he has worked under extreme conditions, ok you can argue sometimes down to his own making, so he pretty much deserves the chance to stamp his authority on the squad.
So, with that in mind he was getting a pretty much clean slate from me this summer and he could then be fully judged next season on the movements he makes in the transfer market, who he brings in and how he utilises them to the fullest.
You can argue, and many will, that you could not blame him if he did go but I would argue would he not be jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire?
Clearly I am nothing more than an observer but there seem to be some reservations over the clubs owner and they could well find the going tough in 2011/12, of course perhaps we will too mind...
Even 'if' Cotterill is a candidate it does not mean that he would get the job does it?
Although 'if' PFC are indeed approached for him and he decides that he wants to talk with them then clearly this demonstrates a willingness to move on, in which case it might be best that he did anyway.
As it happens I do not think that he will be the next Birmingham manager and expect him to start the season with us, time would tell if he ended it with us however...
Regarding PFC, and a possible press conference that we are meant to be getting, this could take place today?
It is 'said' this could take place today anyway, and I have read 3pm being the time perhaps. Although there is nothing official about this and this is nothing more than hearsay, so we will see eh!
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Date:Monday June 13 2011
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