Steve Cotterill Back In Hospital Suffering From Covid Pneumonia
Burnley Football Club’s former manager Steve Cotterill has been re-admitted to hospital suffering from Covid-pneumonia. Cotterill, who is now manager at Shrewsbury Town returned home from hospital on 16th February, having received extensive treatment for Covid-19 during a thirty-three day stay in hospital which included time in intensive care.
Cotterill, who was appointed by the Shrewsbury in November, initially tested positive for coronavirus on New Years Day and spent time in Bristol Royal Infirmary’s intensive care unit after his illness progressed. He spent three-and-a-half years as Clarets boss between 2004-07 and is still highly thought of at Turf Moor.
A statement from the Sky Bet League One club read: “Shrewsbury Town Football Club is disappointed to report Steve Cotterill has been re-admitted to the hospital. “Following extensive treatment for Covid-19, Steve returned home from the hospital on the 16th February. However, Town’s manager has returned to the hospital over the weekend as he is suffering from Covid-pneumonia. The club wishes Steve all the best in his recovery.”
Shrewsbury Town assistant manager Aaron Wilbraham has taken charge again after recently filling in for Cotterill at the start of the year, including the three played after Cotterill was discharged. Speaking to the media Wilbraham said, “For somebody who has never missed a day’s work in his life, this will hit the manager really hard. He’s one of the strongest and toughest people I know and I know he’ll get through this Covid-pneumonia.” Shrewsbury Town will host AFC Wimbledon on tomorrow with the club sitting 17th in Sky Bet League One.