Forest fans react to Cotterill sacking

The City Ground
City Ground… Vacant hotseat (Img: Garth Newton)
Football Burp hotfooted it on over to Nottingham Forest forums LTLF Forest Forum and ForestFans.net to see what the City Ground faithful had to say about the Al-Hasawi family’s decision to relieve Steve Cotterill of his managerial duties, and who’d they’d like to see replace him…

Joe90, LTLF Forest Forum

He did do the original job he was hired to do, keep us in the Championship. No matter how we played, who helped, blah blah, I think even he knew he was probably only in it for the short run. So tar.

durham red, ForestFans.net

I’d still love to see Billy back and given some real cash to spend. I’ve no doubt he’d get us up to the Prem. But I’d take that ‘orrible cnut Redknapp over him any day.

chriscl, LTLF Forest Forum

They must have someone lined up surely.

A bit brutal, but the new owners have plans and obviously Cotterill is not part of them.

bestwood_red!, ForestFans.net

Come on lads we all know deep inside its gonna be Sven unfortunately………

TheDude, LTLF Forest Forum

Thankyou Steve for keeping the club up. You made it tougher job then it was but that’s in the past now. Thankyou for stuffing Leeds the way you did.

Brolin, LTLF Forest Forum

Just not McLeish please.

wanghawaii, LTLF Forest Forum

Mick M would be my pick.

Savo, ForestFans.net

I’d be pleased with McCarthy, his record in this division is excellent. Each time he’s got promoted his side has walked the league.

Plays decent attacking football with wingers and also seems to favour robbing the lower leagues of it’s best players. Not too sure if we were to go up but let’s get there first!!

GilbraltarRed, LTLF Forest Forum

Would really enjoy seeing Ian Holloway, Hilarious but also deadly serious and gets his teams playing enjoyable football.

RobbieLePop, LTLF Forest Forum

If we’ve got the money and he’d think about the job, then it has to be Redknapp.

Roxoff, ForestFans.net

Assuming that Redknapp isn’t going to want to manage any further north than the isle of wight, I don’t mind, just want to see a proper manager in place. That definition, of course, excludes Alex McLeish – who I think would be a disaster for the club.

tramaziboy, ForestFans.net

Redknapp is a buffoon.

He was ready to offload Gareth Bale to us for peanuts until injuries forced his hand.

His management history is chequered at best.

Fatb, LTLF Forest Forum

Gus Poyet if we could prize him away from Brighton

Barnfather, LTLF Forest Forum

Billy Davies would be an unmitigated disaster for the club if he returned and would undo some of the good that may come out of this takeover business.

He is a prickly character who has a track record of falling out with chairmen. If he wouldn’t be getting the players he wants, it would be something else (such as ‘having to play the owners players’). His style of play away from home was horrendous and whilst we made it to the playoffs twice with him previously (one of those times, quite fortunately), he choked both times.

That is not to mention his frequent none-too-subtle touting of himself around for other jobs whilst here

He is a decent championship manager but comes with a lorry-full of baggage

I’d almost say anyone but him, but that would imply I prefer Megson so I won’t

Inca, ForestFans.net

Skybet – Next forest manager.

Harry Redknapp 7/4

Mine and everyones choice I think, but cant see it.

Mick McCarthy 11/2

Could ata push get us to the Prem, but after that I’m not so sure, so no.

Alex McLeish 8/1

Erm.. No thanks

Roy Keane 8/1

Undecided on this one.

Darren Ferguson 10/1

See McCarthy

Billy Davies 12/1

No, no, no

Colin Calderwood 14/1

Not a chance in hell

Nigel Clough 14/1

See Davies

Diego Maradona 14/1

Possibility with all the take aways on Radcliff Rd

Alan Curbishley 16/1

See McCarthy

David Platt 16/1

This is a joke right?

Domingos Paciencia 25/1

Opera singer??

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer 25/1


Gary Megson 25/1

Piss off

Rafa Benitez 25/1

I like this one

So for me Benitez. Thats my twopenneth on the subject

What do you think of the sacking of Cotterill, Forest fans? And who would you like to see replace him? Have your say in the comments section below…