Shrewsbury Town Confirm Steve Cotterill Appointment

Steve Cotterill

Shrewsbury Town have appointed Steve Cotterill as their new manager. Cotterill replaces Sam Ricketts who was sacked on Wednesday after a poor start to the season.

The Shrews are 23rd in League One after collecting nine points from their opening 13 league games. They have managed just one league win so far this season and they sit in League One relegation, four points off safety.

Cotterill has signed a three and half year deal at the Montgomery Waters Stadium.

Shrewsbury Town Appoint Steve Cotterill as New Manager

Cotterill is Tasked With Getting Shrewsbury Out of Trouble

The 56-year-old arrives with plenty of experience having managed the likes of Bristol City and Notts County. He brings success, too,  having won both the League One and League Two title in his managerial career.

Cotterill arrives tasked with ensuring the Shrews remain a League One side. They have collected just one league win this season – that was against AFC Wimbledon. Cotterill arrives at a crucial time of the season with the games coming thick and fast across December and into the new year.

Speaking to the Shrewsbury website about Cotterill’s appointment, Chief Executive Brian Caldwell said: “We are delighted to announce Steve Cotterill as the new Manager of Shrewsbury Town Football Club who has signed a three-and-a-half-year contract with the Club.”

“Steve brings a wealth of managerial experience with around 700 games to date. He has had a lot of success during his managerial career including five promotions, an EFL Trophy win, and three Manager of the Year Awards.

“It has been a whirlwind 48 hours but with matches coming thick and fast, we felt it was vitally important to appoint as quickly as possible. We are very grateful to Steve and his representative for their assistance in making this all happen in such a timeous fashion.

“We are sure you will give Steve a ‘Shrewsbury welcome’ and support him and the squad in our battle to improve our league position in the coming weeks.”

Cotterill’s first game in charge will be an FA Cup second round tie against non-league Oxford City. He then faces consecutive home league games against Accrington Stanley and Charlton Athletic.

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