Date: 13th June 2011 at 11:32am
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Sky Sports are claiming that they understand Birmingham are seeking talks with current Pompey manager and ex-Clarets gaffer, Steve Cotterill.

The job became vacant at St Andrews following the resignation of Alex McLeish over the weekend. McLeish could have one eye on the job down the road at Aston Villa and things seem to be getting somewhat acrimonius between the two clubs with Birmingham understood to be threatening legal action should McLeish become a Villan.

But what of Cotterill? Well he has certainly impressed at Portsmouth despite the club’s recent precarious financial situation. After all their problems, they finished in a respectable 16th spot, ten points behind 8th placed Burnley. They even struggled to name a full bench on several occasions following administration and relegation from the Premier League at the end of the 2009-10 season.

They now though have new owners, flush with money it would seem so would Cotts want to move on at a time when increased budgets could enhance his chances of getting Portsmouth promoted back to the Premier League? On the other hand, he may think newly relegated Birmingham may have a better chance of making an immediate return to the top flight.

Watch this space I guess!

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