Birmingham City fans have made it clear that they want Steve Cotterill to be the replacement for the recently sacked Harry Redknapp.
It was a huge shock when Redknapp became the head coach of Birmingham towards the end of last season. However while most people were wowed by the appointment, the former Tottenham Hotspur boss was able to get to business and make sure the Blues avoided relegation from the Sky Bet Championship.
This time around though Redknapp was tasked with getting Birmingham in the promotion race. But despite all the investment put into the squad, it appears that the West Midlands side are now in another scrap against the drop as they only won once in eight games, leaving them 23rd in the league. Because of this, Redknapp was sacked following their 3-1 loss to Preston North End yesterday.
And now Birmingham fans are thinking about whose next to take the hot seat and who should be the man tasked with leading them out of the bottom side of the Championship. With Redknapp being sacked so early on in the season, there is still a chance to resurrect their hopes of promotion. Plenty of teams before them have managed to do it before them, they just need the right guy to lead them to it.
And one name keeps cropping up.
— Ian Barnes (@IanBarnes1000) September 16, 2017
Steve Cotterill or bust. Literally bust. What a circus this club is. #BCFC
— Jamie (@charman57) September 16, 2017
#BCFC I want Steve Cotterill as the next manager.
— Rick Lopez (@ViscountViktor) September 16, 2017
Steve Cotterill is the way to go for me, proper coach. Very vocal and organised. A big NO on Lee Carsley, can't have him permanently! #bcfc
— Gary J. Richards (@TheGJRichards) September 16, 2017
If they have any sense they will get Steve Cotterill in, but that is an if the size of the Taj Mahal #bcfc
— 14 EBTrophies (@NatJPeters) September 16, 2017
So many fans wanting Cotterill isn’t just a random pine for the former Bristol City manager though. He was the assistant manager to Harry Redknapp last season when he was able to save them from relegation and some are now attributing their success last year to Cotterill rather than the man who came close to the England job. So is he now the right man to take the job at Birmingham?