Former Clarets Boss Cotterill Sack By City

Steve Cotterill Dismissed By Birmingham City

Birmingham City have this evening confirmed they have sacked manager Steve Cotterill following five straight Championship defeats, the Blues lost 2-1 at Nottingham Forest to remain two points adrift of safety with eleven games remaining.

2017 EFL Championship Birmingham City v Wolves Dec 4th

Cotterill, the former Bristol City boss was appointed manager in September after Harry Redknapp’s dismissal, won just six league games out of twenty-four.  Birmingham City are now looking for a fifth manager in sixteen months since Gary Rowett was sacked in December 2016.

Speculation had surrounded Cotterill’s future at St Andrew’s with former Leeds United and Middlesbrough manager Garry Monk linked with the job.  Cotterill, who this week met with Hong Kong-based chairman Zhao Wenqing admitted his frustration about the rumours after the defeat at the City Ground.

Speaking after meeting the chairman Steve Cotterill said, “If that’s been going on behind my back, it’s best for them to get on with it.  What I’ve learned is you can’t judge other people by your own standards. I’ve stayed professional throughout, worked extremely hard in the time I’ve been at this football club.”

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