Cotterill leaves Shrewsbury
It’s been hinted at for over a week and this afternoon Steve Cotterill has left his post as manager of Shrewsbury Town having been there since replacing Sam Ricketts in November 2020.
They were next to bottom in League One when he arrived but ended the season in 17th place, some seven points clear of the bottom four. He spent much of that time away from the club, managing them firstly from a hospital bed and then while recuperating at home from COVID pneumonia from which he was very fortunate to survive.
He leaves them having taken them up a few places and they are now a mid-table side but he’s made the decision himself with the club making a number of changes recently which included dispensing with the services of chief executive Brian Caldwell with home Cotterill worked closely.
They have set up a new football board but that was done with neither Caldwell nor Cotterill knowing about it, both learning the news from television coverage, and that seems to be why he’s made the decision to depart.
Shrewsbury were the ninth club he’s managed in the Football League. His first role was at Cheltenham since when he’s managed Stoke, Burnley, Notts County, Portsmouth, Nottingham Forest, Bristol City, Birmingham and Shrewsbury.Follow UpTheClarets:
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