Steve Cotterill joins Oporto Sports

Oporto Sports is delighted to announce that we will be representing five-time promotion-winning manager, Steve Cotterill.

Steve has managed 873 games in his career, achieving over a 40% win rate, winning numerous personal accolades along the way.

Following a successful playing career with Cheltenham Town, Burton Albion, Wimbledon, Brighton & Hove Albion and Bournemouth, where he claimed three player of the year awards, Cotterill began his coaching career with Sligo Rovers, finishing third in the league, runners-up in the League Cup and qualified for the UEFA Europa League in the process.

Cotterill was at the helm for Cheltenham Town’s remarkable rise, taking them from the Southern League to League 1, as well as winning the FA Trophy at Wembley Stadium, along the way. His time at Bristol City also saw incredible success where he took a team from the bottom of League 1, facing their second successive relegation, to the double of the League 1 title and the EFL Trophy, the following season.

Steve also won the League 2 title with Notts County, had a successful spell with Burnley, and also managed Stoke City, Portsmouth, Nottingham Forest, Birmingham City and most recently Shrewsbury Town, who he guided away from the bottom of League 1, to their second-highest finish in 33 years. He has never been relegated during his managerial career.

Speaking about the announcement, Oporto director, Dean Eldredge, said: “Steve commands huge levels of respect within the game, not just because of his success, but because he is a strong leader, a very talented coach and is someone who invests in people.

“To have such an impressive win rate, over such a sustained period of time, takes Steve in to an elite category of managers and head coaches. He is adaptable, detail-oriented and above all is a winner. We are very proud to be working with him.” 

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