QPR MOVE FOR COTTERILL TO BOUNCE STRAIGHT BACK
"Queens Park Rangers are ready to hand Steve Cotterill, the current Bristol City manager, a £10m incentive to leave the Westcountry and return to Loftus Road, IF current caretaker boss Chris Ramsey fails to keep the R's in the Premier League.
A club insider has told us that owner Tony Fernandes was impressed with Cotterill when he had an eleven-month spell as a coach under then boss Harry Redknapp, and the Cheltenham-born manager's stock has risen ever since with a hugely successful spell at Ashton Gate.
Cotterill came in with the Robins bottom of League One in December 2013, but led them to safety comfortably, and has followed that up in spectacular style this season.
Cotterill's side, who won the Johnstone's Paint Trophy in front of over 72,000 fans at Wembley last month, are currently ten points clear at the top of League One and are odds-on favourites to clinch the title and gain promotion to the Championship,
However, if Rangers find themselves in the same division as Bristol next season, they will make a huge pot of money available for Cotterill to guide them back to the top flight at the first time of asking. The new multi-billion pound TV deal means Fernandes is not prepared to take any chances and wants a proven winner in charge to ensure their stay is restricted to just one season.
Ramsey has steadied the ship since taking over, but Rangers remain deep in trouble with the threat of an expensive relegation looming large and Fernandes doesn't want to lose any time on a big summer shake-up.
Former Wimbledon player, Cotterill, has previously managed Stoke City, Burnley, Portsmouth and Nottingham Forest."