Town football club's old boss is to take over as the assistant manager
news comes just a few hours after Steve Cotterill resigned from
Stoke City, following a mere five months in the job.
They certainly get on very well, it's
certainly a very big job and it's certainly a very bright opportunity
will act as number two to Sunderland manager Howard Wilkinson.
Robins new manager, Graham Allner, believes the pair will work well
said: "They certainly get on well together, it's certainly
a very big job and a very bright opportunity for Steve."
of Cotterill's departure from the Brittannia Stadium broke earlier
this morning on the Stoke City official website.
revealed Cotterill had left for a job at another club although Stoke
had had no contact from any club about Cotterill's services at that
statement read: "Stoke City has not been approached by another club
with regard to the manager and the club is shocked and surprised
at the news.
Cotterill arranged for the first team squad to have this week off
and the club will make an announcement regarding interim arrangements
as soon as is possible."
steered the Robins to their finest hour
will have met Howard Wilkinson last year on the Pro Licence training
ran the course as part of his role as FA technical director and
Cotterill was one of the first intake of ten managers to go on the
subsequently had Wilkinson down to Cheltenham for a day last season
and the pair have apparently forged a good relationship.
have YOUR say about this issue:
text 07786 201413 or email: email@example.com