Bristol news Former City boss Cotterill was 'close to dying' as he makes dressing room return PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - Steve Cotterill was hospitalised in January with Covid-pneumonia but is back in charge of League One Shrewsbury Town

Bristol news Former City boss Cotterill was 'close to dying' as he makes dressing room return PremierLeague-News.Com

PremierLeague-News.Com - Steve Cotterill was hospitalised in January with Covid-pneumonia but is back in charge of League One Shrewsbury Town

Bristol news  Former City boss Cotterill was 'close to dying' as he makes dressing room return PremierLeague-News.Com
04 May 2021 - 10:31

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Former Bristol City manager Steve Cotterill has been hailed as an inspiration by Shrewsbury Town players following his triumphant and inspirational return to work. Cotterill spent 39 days, over two stints, at Bristol Royal Infirmary at the start of the year, first with Covid-19 symptoms and then Covid-pneumonia which also caused the 56-year-old to be admitted to intensive care. City's double-winning manager of 2015 was discharged in March and on Saturday was at New Meadow, watching Shrewsbury's 3-2 defeat against Oxford United from the directors' box, as well as taking the pre-match and half-time team talk and post-match debrief, and maintained a vocal presence in the stands. Midfielder Josh Vela told the Shropshire Star: "It was quite emotional, about what he's been through and stuff like that. It really gave us a little lift to go and win the game for him. We couldn't do that but he was pleased with our efforts and how we played the game. Read More Related Articles Former senior Bristol City backroom figure follows Mark Ashton to join Ipswich Town Read More Related Articles Sky Sports pundit questions whether Bristol City dressing room can handle Nigel Pearson "It was brilliant. He was still the same, coming in shouting and making everyone laugh. His speech was emotional, we know what he's gone through, it's been a difficult time. But now he's back and he looks and feels a lot better. "It's unbelievable what he's been through, like what he was saying, he was close to dying, that's what it was all about and how emotional it was before the game.

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." Cotterill remains on medication and must undergo CT scans, tests and X-rays but is expected to attend Shrewsbury's final two matches of the season, against Ipswich tonight and then Crewe Alexandra on Sunday. Steve Cotterill shouts instructions from the directors' box at New Meadow (Photo by James Baylis - AMA/Getty Images) Cotterill has maintained contact with the squad through assistant Aaron Wilbraham, conducting team talks via Zoom and giving pre-match tactical and selection instructions to the former Robins striker. And although Wilbraham has performed admirably in the absence of Cotterill, with Shrewsbury comfortably placed in lower mid-table and safe from relegation, the presence of the manager has been missed in the dressing room. "He’s a really nice guy, so passionate, you can see his understanding of the game," added Shrews' wing-back Nathanael Ogbeta. “At half-time I was really taken back, he used the whole time to pick things out and show how we can win the game. Shrewsbury assistants Aaron Wilbraham and David Longwell in front of a Get Well Soon banner behind the dugouts at New Meadow (Photo by Matthew Ashton - AMA/Getty Images) “He has really good words that aren’t just applicable for football, but also applicable for life. “What you do well at the start will continue to get success and it’s applicable to life, doing the right things like working hard and having the right application, you will get success. “We’ve had good spells and difficult spells, we need to do the right things and we’ll definitely get success in the future.” Bristol-based Cotterill remains a much-loved figure among Robins fans for the successful 2014/15 campaign in which City won League One at a canter and claimed a third EFL Trophy, with victory over Walsall at Wembley.

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