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Birmingham 'seek' Cotterill talks?

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

Time: 10:49AM

Your Comments

"sky sports news sources understand".. nuff said really .. I don't expect him to be even interested.. why go from a club coming out of trouble to one that's on it's way into it ...
Chix
totally agree really chixy. 'understands' usually does it for me, what do they actually understand... brum are in for a difficult season i think and i have never been sure on the owner.
pompeyrug
Interesting, how long it takes SC to come out and deny the rumours will be a big indication to his loyalty to PFC and his trust in the new owners.
bluedr
Brum wilm more than double his wages they have the best squa in the league they are also in Europa league .. Us on the other hand have 7 players inc ben haim an kanu and a transfer ban. Oh and no money
pompeyhussler
I don't want this to sound too harsh on Cotterill, as I have always backed his efforts, but I don't think he would be the best man for that job, I think he belongs at this level and there are others out there who'd arguably do a better job in the Premiership than SC. That being said, IF (and it's a humongous if) we ever did get promoted under Cotterill, I would want him to stay for the long term. As it stands he has another 2 years left on his contract, so unless Brum want to give us a good bit of money to get out of that, he'll be going nowhere.
pompeyfrippy
If SC goes to Brum i think this will say exactly what CSI have in store for us. If he stays then it can only be a posative future .
sea-juicer
Clever rumour started by SC to put pressure on Vlad ;-)
PFCblue
there is a player exodus in the happening at Brum! Perhaps they'll end up just like us... so cannot see SC going there. Once bitten, twice shy, or so they say!
Pompey Malta
SC, if you do go, take TBH as a leaving present. It will be tough without him, but I'm sure we can find another way to waste 36K a week...
Beijing_Bob
Sea juicer, not sure how you come to that conclusion mate. Brum will double hos wages Pompey cannot in any way seriously pay Cot that highly. In the same way they should not offer a three year contract. I'm of the same opinion that most Brum fans are in that Cott is not up to the job of getting them promoted at the moment and they will not like his defensive play.
russellm
for me, i wander id BCFC are heading in a down ward spiral based on the fact that the Hong kong consortium in charge is experiancing serious financial difficulties back in china, which leads me to wander if balraim has contact/relations with the group and could have recomended SC. When M'ONiel left Villa last year i wandered if that was a redknapp like move away from a club with Financial difficulties just round the corner, but that as yet has not been seen to be accurate. As for SC, well often new ownwers want their own man in the hot seat, and maybe a move would do him good, and maybe us too. I was sad to see matt richie leave, and Cifci and some others and i do not like the way he seems to treat young players
plymouth graham
Pompeyhussler; what transfer ban is that?
russellm
Pompeymalta; there is a manager exodus at Brum, e-mailed to say he wont be back- nice!
russellm
I hope he doesnt go at the present time, in other threads I have defended Cotterill and I still do, I think we need to see him bring in his squad and actually have a squad of 20 senior pleyers to pick from, we dont need another change just at the moment, what we need is some stability, its what we have been craving for the past two years! I dont think it will be good for us as a club if he does go! Who would replace him????????? Avram Grant!! Harry Redknapp, spiritual home.....whatever!
NZ_Portsmuff
I hope he stays, under extreme pressure last season he got in some good loanees, I hope Sonko & Dickinson were despsrate signings to bolster squad numbers. So with time this summer,CSI take note, lets see what he can do. Beetter the devil you know sometimes.
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