Stephen John Cotterill (born 20 July 1964) is a football manager and former professional football player from England. He is currently the manager of Shrewsbury Town in League One.
|Full name||Stephen John Cotterill|
|Date of birth||20 July 1964|
|Place of birth||Cheltenham, England|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Shrewsbury Town (manager)|
|1992||→ Brighton & Hove Albion (loan)||11||(4)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Cotterill was born in Cheltenham, a spa town in Gloucestershire, South West England. When he was just 11 years old, his father died.
In January 2021, Cotterill was in intensive care with COVID-19. He left hospital after 33 days on 16 February but was sent back to hospital on 1 March after suffering from COVID-pneumonia.
When he was a player, Cotterill had a nine-year career, playing for five different clubs. He began his senior career in 1986 with his local team Cheltenham Town. In 1987, he joined Burton Albion. In 1989, he joined Wimbledon and stayed there until 1993. During his time at Wimbledon, in 1992, he went on loan to Brighton & Hove Albion after he had an injury. In 1993, he joined AFC Bournemouth before retiring in 1996.
After finishing his playing career, Cotterill became a manager. His manager career began when he was hired as manager of Sligo Rovers in Ireland. Since then, he has been the manager of Cheltenham Town, Stoke City, Burnley, Notts County, Portsmouth, Nottingham Forest, Bristol City, Birmingham City and Shrewsbury Town.