Steve Cotterill is out of work after his surprise sacking by Nottingham Forest Football Club on 12th July. Cotterrill only joined the Championship side in October 2011 and with few resources managed to keep them in the league. However, the club's new owners, the Al-Hasawi family, have ultimately decided a new approach is needed.
Cotterill is currently in contention for the Bournemouth manager vacancy.
After his playing career was ended prematurely by injury, Steve Cotterill instantly went into management and his first job came in the League of Ireland as he took the managerial post at Sligo Rovers in 1995.
However, it would be Cheltenham Town that Cotterill would blossom and in the five seasons at the club managed to get them promoted from the depths of the Non League to the Football League.
Promotion in his first full season at Whaddon Road, saw the Robins make into the Conference and by the turn of the Millennium he had got Cheltenham promoted to the Football League to continue on their meteroic rise up the English football ladder.
After beating Dagenham & Redbridge in the Play-Off final, Cotterill won a third promotion with the club, but eventually left to manage Stoke City in 2002 with a glowing reputation.� However, his tenure at the Potters only lasted 13 games as he decided to take up the post of assistant to Howard Kendall at Sunderland, but that too was short and sweet as they suffered relegation and were both sacked.
Spells at Burnley, Notts County and Portsmouth came at the end of the 2000s, but he then decided to take up the manager's positon at Nottingham Forest, where he is looking to keep the side in the Championship and bring back the glory days to the City Ground.
At the end of the 2011/12 season Forest finished 19th, 10 points clear of the relegation zone