Date: 30th April 2017 at 3:59pm
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Steve Cotterill is set to become Birmingham City’s manager next season, providing the club are not relegated next weekend.

The story was first revealed in the Sunday People.

A managerial reshuffle would see Harry Redknapp move upstairs as Director of Football with Cotterill promoted to first team manager.

Vital Birmingham understands that the club will offer Redknapp the managers job but would consider the aforementioned arrangement should Redknapp wish to take on the Director of Football role.

Rob Widey’s view

Harry Redknapp has already endeared himself to Blues fans but it’s easy to forget that he’s 70 years old.

The club will face criticism for the move but, as we understand it, the club wish for Redknapp to remain as manager.

If ‘Arry doesn’t fancy the post, he’ll hand it over to Steve Cotterill.

Cotterill would be guided by Redknapp who would have a massive say in transfers and other club football affairs.

The only real change would be in the technical area and in title – Redknapp would still be heavily involved with Blues.

Saying that, should Blues survive next weekend, Redknapp may want to give the job a crack himself.

It’s not as clear cut as the Sunday People claim.






 
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9 Replies to “Steve Cotterill could become Blues’ manager”

  • Let’s stay up first. Cotterill is a pretty good manager in his own right and would be a massive improvement on Zola but in Harry we trust.

  • Are we listening to what the Sunday People say now. Let’s stay up first. But what I believe the plan to be is Redknapp as manager Steve Cotterill his assistant. But everyway works for me.

  • Waycoolblue – I didn’t say ‘according to the Sunday People’. It said the story was first revealed in the Sunday People. May I point out the same writer was ridiculed for saying Redknapp would take over at Blues….

  • We can only have Harry with wife sandra’s ok …we are lucky to get him and must look after him …Cotterill is another Rowett but with more success …but is not too egotistic to except that that a more experienced man will take him higher up the ladder ..

  • We can only have Harry with wife sandra’s ok …we are lucky to get him and must look after him …Cotterill is another Rowett but with more success …but is not too egotistic to except that that a more experienced man will take him higher up the ladder ..

  • Agree David.Firstly we have to survive Sunday. Do I see Forest winning? Yes.Do I see Blackburn winning? Yes. Do I see us winning? Now there’s my problem.

  • Who replaces Adams he is suspended? We have Frei,Sinclair or maybe Keita. Also,how about Storer. Important we do have a decent threat up front.

  • Rob I didn’t say you did say ‘according to the Sunday People’ your putting words in to my mouth.

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