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Notts boss Steve Cotterill denies Coventry contact

Steve Cotterill
Cotterill won the manager of the month awards for March and April

Notts County manager Steve Cotterill has denied being contacted by Coventry City about the vacant manager's position at the Ricoh Arena.

Bookmakers have made Cotterill one of the favourites for the Coventry job, alongside Tony Mowbray, Gary McAllister and David O'Leary.

But he told BBC Radio Nottingham: "It is flattering but I'm level headed. I don't get carried away with anything.

"I absolutely don't know any more than I have read."

Cotterill steered Notts County to the League Two title this season, after taking over at Meadow Lane in February following two years out of management, but his contract expires at the end of May.

How many times does a favourite not get a job?

Steve Cotterill

The 45-year-old believes his current success at Meadow Lane is not the only reason he is being linked with other jobs.

He said: "I haven't done a bad job at my other jobs either so it's not perhaps just what's happened at Notts County, it might have been what I did at Burnley with absolutely nothing."

However, the Magpies manager remains cautious. He said: "How many times does a favourite not win a horse race? How many times does a favourite not get a job?

"The time comes if anybody opens any dialogue but I haven't taken too much notice. I've just carried on enjoying my time here."

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