Ex-Birmingham City and Nottingham Forest boss offered chance to replace Troy Deeney at League Two club

Steve Cotterill is being lined up for a return to football management. The former Birmingham City boss is tipped to replace a former Blues skipper. Steve Cotterill is being lined up for a return to football management. The former Birmingham City boss is tipped to replace a former Blues skipper.
Steve Cotterill is being lined up for a return to football management. The former Birmingham City boss is tipped to replace a former Blues skipper. | Getty Images
A former Birmingham City boss is set to replace the Blues fan as manager of the troubled League Two club.

Former Birmingham City manager Steve Cotterill could replace Troy Deeney as manager of Forest Green Rovers, according to a report.

Troy Deeney was given his first job in management back in December but lasted just six games after being sacked by the League Two club. Deeney was given a four-match touchline ban and fined £1,500 and with FGR battling for their lives they could not afford to lose a voice in the dugout, and so they brought his short reign to an end.

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Forest Green, who have already had Duncan Ferguson and David Horseman in the hot seat this season are now looking to experience to preserve their Football League status. It is reported by GloucestershireLive that FGR will try and convince him to become their next manager within the next 24 hours.

Cotterill has been out of work for the last seven months after agreeing to leave Shrewsbury Town. He was replaced by Matt Taylor however he only lasted that long before being replaced by Paul Hurst.

The 59-year-old was manager of Birmingham City from October 2017 to March 2018 having initially joined as a first-team coach to Harry Redknapp. He was offered the role as assistant manager and decided against it, but would later be called upon to return to St Andrew's following Redknapp's sacking in September 2017.

He oversaw 27 games in charge winning seven, drawing five and losing 15 which gave him a win percentage of 25.93%, the second lowest of his 28-year managerial career. Cotterill spent two years out of the game after his Birmingham sacking before landing up at Shrewsbury, where he spent several seasons in charge of the Shrews.

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