Bristol City appoint Steve Cotterill

Jack Kitson by Jack Kitson / 03 December 2013, 09:37

Steve CotterillBristol City have ended their search for a new manager after appointing Steve Cotterill as Sean O'Driscoll's replacement. The experienced boss recently emerged as the short-priced favourite in the betting, and has now beaten off competition from the likes of Paul Tisdale and Ian Holloway to land the role at Ashton Gate.

Cotterill takes charge of a side second from bottom of League One, with just two wins to their name from 19 matches. His first game in charge is an FA Cup Second Round clash at Conference side Tamworth, which will be screened live on ITV on Sunday afternoon. After that City face both Rotherham and Notts County in the league before Christmas.

Cotterill had been out of work since leaving the QPR coaching staff in the summer, while his last job in the dugout was at Nottingham Forest in 2012. Managerial highlights including transforming Cheltenham Town from a Southern League side to an established Football League outfit, and leading Notts County to the League Two title. Meanwhile he has saved the likes of Forest, Portsmouth and Burnley from relegation.

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