New manager is fan-tastic appointment
STEVE Cotterill was delighted to discover he was the fans’ choice to become Blues manager.
The 53-year-old came top in a poll as supporters voted for their preferred candidate to take the job in the aftermath of Harry Redknapp’s sacking.
He had not been aware of the result until being informed of the welcome boost during his unveiling at St Andrew’s.
Cotterill thanked the St Andrew’s faithful for their backing as he returned to a ‘special club’.
“I don’t know the buzz about that because I don’t do social media or anything like that, so I don’t know if there is a buzz, and thank you very much for telling me that,” he said.
“That’s really kind, that’s really kind of everybody. I want to do a good job for the supporters here, I thought they were great.
“When I came into this club last season I didn’t know what to expect but after being here the three weeks, I felt as though I had been here ages.
“The people are so warm. Everybody. The people on the terraces, the players were great in the classroom and the changing room.
“The people around the place, down at the training ground. You’ve got the kitman, you’ve got the physios, you’ve got the fitness coaches, you’ve got the groundsman. It’s a special club here but you’ve got to be inside it to know how special it is.’’
Steve Cotterill applauds Blues fans at Bristol City last season