Report: Former Bristol City manager Steve Cotterill wants Charlton Athletic job

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Ex-Bristol City boss Steve Cotterill is eyeing the Charlton Athletic hot seat, according to reports from South London Today.

Following the resignation of Jose Riga, Charlton Athletic wasted no time whatsoever in identifying Chris Wilder as their managerial target and had been allowed to speak to the 48-year-old by Northampton Town over a potential move.

However, it was revealed yesterday by the BBC that Charlton were unable to reach an agreement with Wilder and the Addicks released a statement revealing that the club ‘will now continue its search for a candidate to take the club forward’.

It looks like Wilder is set to take over the vacant position at Sheffield United after the Blades recently sacked manager Nigel Adkins, while Charlton are eyeing other potential candidates.

Now according to reports from the South London Today, it has been claimed that former Bristol City manager Steve Cotterill is showing an interest in the Charlton job.

Cotterill guided Bristol City to the League One title last season but was sacked this term due to poor performances by the Robins in the Championship.

Following five months out, Cotterill is ready to return back to management and the 51-year-old is hopeful of landing the hot seat at the Valley this summer.

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