Banner image

Awards Winner Cotterill Hails "Team Effort"

Steve Cotterill has paid tribute to a real team effort behind the scenes after receiving individual recognition at the end of season LMA Awards.

The Bristol City boss landed the League One Manager of the Year prize as well as a special achievement award for guiding the club to the title and Johnstone’s Paint Trophy success in his first full season in charge at Ashton Gate.

But Cotterill was quick to point out the contribution of the Board, players, staff and supporters in helping him celebrate an unprecedented double for the team with one of his own.

"I could not have achieved that on my own and these awards are really for everyone at the football club,” he said.

"I could not have done it without the help and support of Steve Lansdown, Keith Dawe and the rest of the Board.

"The players and staff also played a really big part and then there were all those fans who gave me and the team such fantastic support throughout the season.

"This award is for every one of those people as well as for me. It's been a big team effort at Bristol City.

"It's been a wonderful year. Success at any club is down to team spirit and a way of playing. If you get those ingredients, you have a chance."

Cotterill, who was presented with his trophies by Southampton manager Ronald Koeman and Real Sociedad boss David Moyes, took great pride in winning the votes of his Sky Bet League One peers.

"It is always extra special to be recognised by your fellow professionals. To have the respect of my fellow managers in League One means a lot to me,” he added.

"They gave me the special achievement award for winning the double and that was a nice touch. I really appreciate it.

"But while it is an individual award, I prefer to see it as something that reflects well on the club as a whole."

Related News

Cotterill Named Manager Of The Year

Cotterill Named Manager Of The Year

Posted: Wednesday, May 27th 2015

Lifestyle Management Is Important - Cotterill

Lifestyle Management Is Important - Cotterill

Posted: Thursday, March 5th 2015

Cotterill Proud Of His Champions

Cotterill Proud Of His Champions

Posted: Saturday, April 25th 2015

Champions! Bristol City Promotion Diary On Sale

Champions! Bristol City Promotion Diary On Sale

Posted: Friday, May 29th 2015

Latest News

FIT ROBINS is back!

FIT ROBINS is back!

Posted: Saturday, May 15th 2021

Probert proud of Academy’s progress

Probert proud of Academy’s progress

Posted: Friday, May 14th 2021

Gallery: Young Robins beaten by Blues

Gallery: Young Robins beaten by Blues

Posted: Friday, May 14th 2021

Report: Bristol City U23s 1-2 Birmingham City U23s (AET)

Report: Bristol City U23s 1-2 Birmingham City U23s (AET)

Posted: Friday, May 14th 2021

Also from Bristol Sport

Team news: Bristol Bears vs Gloucester Rugby
Rugby icon

Team news: Bristol Bears vs Gloucester Rugby

Fans will return to Ashton Gate for the first time since March 2020 when Bears host Gloucester on Monday (7.45pm KO).

Posted: Sunday, May 16th 2021 • Rugby

Ashton Gate Named As National League Promotion Final Venue
Football icon

Ashton Gate Named As National League Promotion Final Venue

Ashton Gate Stadium has been named as the venue for the National League’s Vanarama Promotion Final on Sunday, June 20th.

Posted: Friday, May 14th 2021 • Football

South Stand Sponsor Xledger Supports Frontline Staff At Ashton Gate Vaccination Centre
Bristol Sport icon

South Stand Sponsor Xledger Supports Frontline Staff At Ashton Gate Vaccination Centre

South stand sponsor Xledger were today handing out lunches to NHS workers at Ashton Gate to celebrate more than a hundred thousand vaccines to the Bristol community.

Posted: Friday, May 14th 2021 • Bristol Sport

Talking points: Gloucester Rugby (h) - Gallagher Premiership
Rugby icon

Talking points: Gloucester Rugby (h) - Gallagher Premiership

Check out they key talking points from this week's media session, as Director of Rugby, Pat Lam previewed the Gallagher Premiership R19 clash with Gloucester Rugby at Ashton Gate.

Posted: Friday, May 14th 2021 • Rugby

Ward determined to make an impact on his return to the West Country
Rugby icon

Ward determined to make an impact on his return to the West Country

Bristol Bears Women will have a new man at the helm for the 2021/22 Allianz Premier 15s campaign in Head Coach Dave Ward.

Posted: Friday, May 14th 2021 • Rugby