Shrewsbury Town set to sack Steve Cotterill - sources

By Pete O'Rourke, Transfer Correspondent

1st Jun, 2023 | 2:08pm

Sources: Steve Cotterill set to leave Shrewsbury Town

Manager Steve Cotterill is set to leave Shrewsbury Town, sources have told Football Insider.

Cotterill’s future has been in doubt after the club recently announced that they were undergoing a re-structure with a new football board coming in.

The new board have decided to part ways with Cotterill as they plan to bring in a new manager ahead of next season.

Shrewsbury finished in 12th place in League One last season with 59 points from their 46 games.

Former Birmingham City and Bristol City boss Cotterill has been in charge of Shrewsbury since November 2020.

The 58-year-old took over at the Montgomery Waters Meadow two years after leaving Birmingham.

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Cotterill has also taken charge of Nottingham Forest, Burnley, Sunderland and Stoke City in a managerial career spanning nearly 30 years.

Now the Shrewsbury’s boss’ time at his latest club is coming to an end.

As quoted by the Shropshire Star (7 May), the manager said he found out about the appointment of the new football board when the announcement was published online.

Cotterill said that although he is aware of the re-structure, he is not sure what exactly it entails.

During his time in charge at Shrewsbury, Cotterill has taken charge of 117 matches.

This season, he was at the helm for 54 matches across all competitions and guided the team to 20 wins, eight draws and 26 defeats and averaged 1.28 points per match in League One.

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