Vital Football

Latest Sheffield Wednesday News

Owls Cotterill Approach Rejected

Owls Cotterill Approach Rejected

Championship rivals Burnley have rejected an approach from Wednesday to talk to boss Steve Cotterill about the vacant manager's post at Hillsborough following the sacking of Paul Sturrock.

Burnley chairman Barry Kilby confirmed on the official Clarets website that Wednesday had made an approach for the former Stoke City and Cheltenham manager on Friday morning which was instantly turned down - and refused to make any further comment.

The Owls have been looking to appoint a new man at the helm following the shock sacking of boss Paul Sturrock, with chairman Dave Allen revealing the search for a new manager would commence immediately.

Cotterill has taken the Lancashire club to an impressive fifth in the Championship this season on a shoestring budget - which could well have been one of the factors in the approach, with the Owls financial status in a precarious situation.

His record at Burnley after 118 games in charge is 41 won, 44 lost and 33 drawn. He took charge of Stoke City for just 13 games winning only three during that time after impressing with Cheltenham from 1997 to 2002.

Academy manager Sean McAuley and goalkeeping coach Billy Mercer will take charge of the Owls team for today's clash with QPR and until a new permanent manager is appointed.

Want to have YOUR say on this? Enter the debate NOW on the official Vital Sheffield Wednesday website by clicking HERE


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Nick
Date:Saturday October 21 2006
Time: 11:30AM

Comments

0
Never liked the bloke personally but he's done well at Burnley on next to nowt! Not a good record at Stoke though eh?
welshyowl
21/10/2006 11:37:00
0
Suppose he's in a similar position to us cash wise, but not 100% sure he's the man for the job. Would he want to come to us anyway?
nickswfc
21/10/2006 11:44:00
0
He's not the one for you
Tigerphil
21/10/2006 14:15:00
0
Dont think he join you.I can see you getin an old Boy at the club again.
matty17x
21/10/2006 16:42:00
0
He will not be the last too reject us, who in there right mind would went to be the manger at a club that is been run like ours?
Nightowl
22/10/2006 17:48:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Sheffield Wednesday Articles

Sky's 10 In 10 - Who Features?

Sky Sports being their festive 10 in 10 this week, so who features in the football screening overload for 2016/17?

FA Cup Third Round - Full Draw (5/12/16)

The draw for the third round of the FA Cup took place earlier this evening.

Mr. C's Christmas Present

We look at the news of the Chansiri giveaway that is happening over the holiday period and our festive fixtures.

Vital Match Comments - Reach 'It Was A Crazy Game'

Adam Reach says Owls Vs PNE was a crazy match but Owls deserved the three points.

Archived Vital Wednesday Articles

Vital Wednesday articles from

Site Journalists

Ed Jepson
Editor email
Profile
Tom Sellers
no email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Outcome of Wednesday at Reading?
Suggested By: Vital Wednesday
Wednesday Win66%
Draw23%
Royals Win11%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Newcastle 19 13 1 5 40 21
2 Brighton 19 11 6 2 39 17
3 Reading 19 10 4 5 34 1
4 Leeds Utd 19 10 2 7 32 3
5 Birmingham 19 8 7 4 31 2
6 Sheff Wed 19 9 4 6 31 1
7 Norwich 19 9 3 7 30 4
8 Huddersfield 19 9 3 7 30 -3
9 Derby County 19 8 5 6 29 4
10 Fulham 19 7 7 5 28 9
11 Bristol City 19 8 3 8 27 4
12 Barnsley 19 7 4 8 25 3
13 Forest 19 7 4 8 25 1
14 Preston 19 7 4 8 25 1
15 Aston Villa 19 5 10 4 25 1
16 Ipswich 19 6 6 7 24 -2
17 Q.P.R. 19 6 5 8 23 -8
18 Brentford 19 6 4 9 22 -2
19 Burton 19 5 7 7 22 -4
20 Wolves 19 5 6 8 21 -3
21 Blackburn 19 5 5 9 20 -7
22 Cardiff 19 5 4 10 19 -12
23 Wigan 19 4 6 9 18 -5
24 Rotherham 19 1 4 14 7 -26
Vital Football Comment
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Write for Vital Football

Recent Sheffield Wednesday Results (view all)

Sheffield Wednesday Fixtures (view all)

Dec 10 2016 3:00PM : Reading (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 13 2016 7:45PM : Barnsley (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 17 2016 3:00PM : Rotherham United (H)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 26 2016 7:45PM : Newcastle United (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Dec 31 2016 3:00PM : Preston North End (a)
Sky Bet Championship
Jan 2 2017 3:00PM : Wolverhampton Wanderers (H)
Sky Bet Championship

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.dooleys left leg4
The Vital Football Members League