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Forest interview for Cotterill?

It would 'appear' that recent 'reports' (Forest and Bristol City fancy Cotterill - here) that Steve Cotterill is one of three men in line for the Forest job could be proven right?

According to reports on BBC East Midlands Today Cotterill is being - maybe even has already been? - interviewed for the vacancy at The City Ground along with Villa coach Kevin MacDonald and out of work Mark Robins.

Assuming these reports are accurate I would still say it is most likely that Robins would get the job, purely as he is 'out of work' and would not require any compensation payout.

Given the fact that Cotterill would work without expecting too much of a budget he 'seems' to fit the bill as to what the Forest board would 'probably' want though in many ways...

CSI would, I guess, want compensation for Cotterill and I would also imagine Villa would want compensating for losing a coach as well, although sometimes clubs do actually appreciate that people sometimes 'deserve' a chance at something - with Forest 'reluctant' to pay compensation for a manager this makes Robins the most likely option?

All this said, as I previously have, 'if' CSI have any doubts over Cotterill then allowing him to walk, as opposed to pushing him, would mean that they would not have to compensate him so it may well be a 'win-win' situation for them?!

I think it is too early to start speculating too much, and as said am not convinced he will get the Forest job due to the money they may well have to pay us, but I wonder if CSI are having any thoughts already as to who 'could' take over should Cotterill leave - then again perhaps they already were despite his 'vote of confidence' last week?

Alan McLoughlin in a temporary basis with the current 1st team coaches perhaps - like I say though this is a bridge to be crossed 'if' and 'when' it happens...

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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday October 11 2011

Time: 12:41PM

Your Comments

Rug, this must mean that CSI have given him permission to speak to Forest which i guess sends out its own message to Cotts?
bluedr
If an interview is true maybe there's something going on behind the scences? ... If true of course! Get Mourinho in!!!!!
PompNut
that is true blue, altho is it possible that cotts was the one 'asking' permission to talk tho them?
either way for CSI to grant this, like you say, it would almost tell you all you needed to know...
pompeyrug
Sean O'Driscol-Dave Jones-Billy Davies- would be among my top three out of work candidates..there are some good managers in the lower leagues too Paul Tisdale to name one off the top of my head..and as i predicted too many years ago...Mad dog Martin Allen..though I am not to sure about that ..all in all i do not think that SC will get the job at Forrest..but possibly could get the job at Bristol as he speaks the language...
plymouth graham
Have on good authority that an interview has taken place. Lets not forget Woan also has history with Forest.
bluedr
SC is probably banging his head against the preverbial wall & a fresh scene may do him & us some good. There are plenty of hungry managers out there so get one of them in.
storagematt
Perhaps the CSI statement supporting SC was a bit of kidology - telling Forest he's a great manager....really ;-)
PFCblue
i cannot lie that i have not always been cotts' biggest fan, but i also (several times) have gone on record as saying he got a cleanslate from me in the summer to show what he can do with HIS side. in all honesty i cannot say i am completely won over by what he has done but was still willing to give him 'a vital week' ahead to prove one way or the other, and for me the next week always was (if he stays) going to be that vital one for him.
managers, and players, come and go - i do not get overly attached these days so if cotts does go, by choice or gets sacked, i will pretty much just get on with it and welcome in the new man. all the time he is our manager he, even if i am not always happy with him and might even want him gone, gets my support.
pompeyrug
it was that dreaded 'vote of confidence' that no manager wants and 'if' cotts has decided he would be willing to talk to another club i think it shows that he himself knows that time is running out...
pompeyrug
By by cotterill hello .. Zola
Pompeyhussler
If he talks as much rubbish at the interview as he does at the post match interviews, we are stuck with him. Or, he might just talk them into submission, like the passenger in the Airplane movie!
Mike1954
hoping so! but can't see us being that lucky.
nobby1954
I noticed that he's started wearing the suit again on the touchline, and we joked that he was off to a job interview - didn't dream it would be true. I can't imagine for one moment that Forest would want him tbh. As long as we don't get the "wally with a brolley" in a swap deal! ;-). It does say a lot though that he has gone for an interview and been given permission. It also says a lot that I want him to go . . in the past I've been one of his strongest supporters but I can't any more - time for him to go.
tracyc
I've just read the article in The News, and they say don't think he has actually been for an interview, or that Forest have made any approach (not yet anyway). So we may be getting a bit carried away at the moment.
tracyc
Everything seems to been blown out of proportion, but I think today we'll discover a bit of what actually happened. IF he did go for the interview, then I'd think it'll be the end of the road for his Pompey days, and I really like Rug's shout of Macca as stand in coach, maybe with a permanent view. Certainly wouldn't get as much stick from the fans as SC does.
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