It seems all we ever report on the Championship is the end of a manager’s reign or a loan signing. Today’s big story is the former and it concerns Steve Cotterill’s spell at Burnley. Being over. But you guessed that already.
However, brace yourselves, this isn’t a sacking! No, we can’t believe it either. And the reason, well he just started to get a bit pissed off.
“We’ve gone for three or four players this year who have opted to go elsewhere in the Championship,” Cotterill said earlier this week. “There’s not a lot I can do about that.
“I’ve been here for three and a half years now and I’ve busted my back to get this squad together – and we need to do better.”
And so it would make sense that he is apparently heading for Leicester where you will not be short of a new player or two under the maverick chairmanship of Milan Mandaric. That’s what the The Times thinks, anyway.
Milan Mandaric, the Leicester City chairman, seeking stability as he pursues his fifth manager of the calendar year, may turn to Steve Cotterill, the longest-serving manager in the Coca-Cola Championship until he left Burnley by mutual consent yesterday.