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Shrewsbury issue a statement over condition of their manager

Shrewsbury Town issue a statement over the condition of their manager who had been in hospital battling for a good while with coronavirus.

A third update has been given on the health of Steve Cotterill, after the 56 year old was watching his team’s matches and doing team news from his bed.

It was on the 15th of January 2020 that the League One outfit confirmed that he wouldn’t be in the dugout for their upcoming matches.

He is still recovering from having Covid following a positive test result – with Aaron Wilbraham and David Longwell taking charge of first team duties until Steve’s return.

Cotterill, who had been at home with his wife, was hospitalised for extra oxygen and care at night time as his condition got worse.

It was revealed a few weeks ago that he was recovering after a period in intensive care for a few days, before then being able to watch Shrewsbury’s FA Cup tie against Southampton as he got better.

A second update was given on worrying condition of the Shrewsbury manager as it’s revealed that was no better.

The Town chief was in hospital in Bristol for almost two weeks and Wilbraham admitted the manager’s return ‘will not be any time soon’.

The stand-in boss says Cotterill used up a lot of immunity and strength in throwing himself into the Shrewsbury job after his late November appointment.

Since then, he has got better, but will still be looked after and cared for as he looks forward to getting his life back on track.


Steve Cotterill leaves hospital following treatment for Covid-19.

Shrewsbury Town Football Club is delighted to announce that Manager Steve Cotterill has today returned home after 33 days in Bristol Royal Infirmary Hospital – including a spell in the Intensive Care Unit.

After testing positive for COVID-19 on 1st January, Town’s Manager then went through a 10-day self-isolation period whilst in Shrewsbury, before returning home to Bristol. Steve then became very poorly and had to be admitted to the hospital.

He now will go through a period of rehabilitation and will continue working remotely with his Coaching Staff and players before returning full-time to the Sundorne Training Ground.

Steve would like to thank Dr.Katrina Curtis for her excellent medical diagnosis and the nurses on A800 ward that took care of him during his stay.

Finally, Steve would also like to thank everybody for the overwhelming messages of love & support that have come from inside and outside of football – he will endeavour to get back to those people now he is feeling well enough.

Fans reacted after seeing Shrewsbury issue a statement over the condition of their manager…

@BristolOli: Now that’s the best news in a long while – super Steven Cotterill

@12bissett: Excellent news. Wishing Steve a very speedy recovery and hopefully he will be back in dugout soon.

@claireroberts01: Great news, so pleased, now he needs to rest up and take it easy and get himself better.

@willmeaddows: Best news this month…. time to rest up now gaffer.

@Mark_Lynch1: Great news. Take the time to get back to full fitness Steve!

@bowbrookshrew: That’s excellent news, looking forward to seeing you back in the dugout soon Steve.

@GuySmit01760542: Best news I’ve heard in a while. Tell him not to rush back but when he does return he will get one hell of a welcome.

@JamesTucker83: What a man. You have one hell of a manager here, my children got to see @BristolCity playing some decent stuff. Wish you well Cotts.

@miles_roger: Covid 0 Cotts 1 – Once a winner, always a winner

@James90044529: Well done Steve. Keep on progressing and you’ll be back on the side lines in no time!

@BrilliantHowse: Cotts work ethic has always been an inspiration to me! Get well soon gaffer!

@ArniedBS3: Made up for the guy and his family. Onwards and upwards Cotts.

@jammergilmore: Amazing news … back to his best in no time #bcfc

@Parksydave: Glad to see my old gaffer out of hospital and back on the mend. Speedy recovery Steve!!


@HowardArcherUK: Terrific and hugely welcome news about Steve Cotterill who has clearly had a torrid time. Hope his recovery continues well at home and he does not risk setbacks by overdoing it in his incredible efforts for #Shrewsbury Town @shrewsweb. All the very best Steve

@salop_sam: This is fantastic news!! Thank you to everyone at the Bristol Royal Infirmary Hospital!!

@S_GillettCole: Fantastic news! Former red dog manager or not football comes together!

@OLSTFC: Fantastic news! Best wishes with your continued recovery gaffer! Sure the squad will keep doing you proud! Can’t wait to see you back on that touchline! Up the town

@svenncfc: Great news about the gaffer

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