Steve Cotterill hired as Portsmouth manager

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Steve Cotterill hired as Portsmouth manager

The Portsmouth Blues hired Steve Cotterill as manager to try and turn around the fortunes of their team, signing him to a three year deal, it was announced Friday.

Cotterill comes to the team from Notts County, a League Two team. There he had great success, winning his first four games as manager and ultimately leading the team to the League Two championship. He was named Football League Two Manager of the Month in April 2010 for his efforts. After his success, he was widely sought by a range of clubs, including Coventry City.

The hiring will come as something of a promotion, as Portsmouth will be playing in the Football League Championship next year, the second best football league in Britain. Cotterill will have his work cut out for him th