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League One: Bristol City appoint Steve Cotterill


Bristol City have named Steve Cotterill as the man to replace Sean O'Driscoll on a three and a half year deal.

Cotterill's last job was in charge of Nottingham Forest before he left in July 2012, when the club was bought by new owners. Incidentally, it was O'Driscoll who replaced Cotterill at Forest, with the tables turned as he takes charge for the outgoing O'Driscoll at City.

Bristol City had only won 2 of their 18 league games before O'Driscoll was sacked, with a 1-0 loss to Preston at the weekend added to that also, leaving the side 23rd in the table, albeit only two points from safety.

City vice chairman Jon Lansdown said: "I'm delighted that Steve has chosen to join Bristol City Football Club. I believe he has the drive, energy and ability to get us back to winning ways."

"He is passionate about bringing success to this club and I am looking forward to working with him to achieve that."

Cotterill's best stint in management was at Cheltenham, where he led the Robins from non-league to League One in five years, before taking the job at Stoke. His roles after Cheltenham however have not proved as fruitful.

After Stoke, he then managed Sunderland alongside Howard Wilkinson before spells with Burnley, Notts County, Portsmouth and finally Forest.

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