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Portsmouth eye Notts County's Steve Cotterill

Steve Cotterill
Cotterill's side finished 10 points clear at the top of League Two

Portsmouth have confirmed that Notts County boss Steve Cotterill is one of several managers being considered for the vacant position at Fratton Park.

Pompey administrator Andrew Andronikou told BBC Radio Nottingham that Cotterill was in the frame to replace Avram Grant, who quit last week.

Cotterill, 45, joined Notts on a short-term contract in February and guided them to the League Two title.

But his deal runs out at the end of May and he is yet to commit to the Magpies.

Cotterill met Notts chairman Ray Trew last week to discuss his future and has already rejected an offer to take over as Coventry boss.


But the former Burnley and Cheltenham manager has now become the bookmakers' favourite to take charge at relegated Portsmouth.

Pompey goalkeeper David James had expressed a desire to take over as manager of the beleaguered club last week, following the expiration of his playing contract.

And while Andronikou hinted that James was too inexperienced for the role, he did say the 39-year-old England keeper would have an input into any final decision.

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