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New Birmingham manager claims job not quite as hard as previous Nottingham Forest role

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New Birmingham City manager Steve Cotterill has said that he believes he has an easier job on his hands at his new club than he did when he took over Nottingham Forest.

In a report by the Nottingham Post, new Blues boss Cotterill delivered an honest assessment of where he sees his new club, but insisted he has had a tougher assignment during his time at the City Ground.

Cotterill took over Forest when they looked dead and buried but somehow managed to keep them up back in 2011, guiding the Midlands club to safety by ten points come the end of the campaign, before losing his job just a few months into the following season thanks to new owners.

However, he is adamant his new job will prove less a test, adding:

“Going ahead I don’t think it’s been as big a task as it was keeping Nottingham Forest up when they were bottom of the table and helping to keep Birmingham City up last season. Because I thought they were unbelievable tasks and when you get a really big club that’s struggling down at the bottom end of the table then the pressure just increases on the players every week.”

That being said, Cotterill faces a tough ask on his hands at St. Andrews, with the club making a miserable start to the season and seeing Harry Redknapp dismissed as manager within two months of the season beginning.

The Verdict

It’s hard to argue with the mans logic who has been there and done it, but the job at Birmingham this time round is a different beast.

The club appear at an all time low, and Cotterill has a huge job on his hands to turn things around at the club.

Birmingham fans, what do you think? Can Cotterill keep you up? Let us know!


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