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Nottingham Forest club statement on Steve Cotterill's departure

Nottingham Forest Football Club have just released this statement about the news Steve Cotterill is leaving the club.

"Nottingham Forest can confirm that manager Steve Cotterill has departed the club with immediate effect.

Mr Cotterill met with the club’s new owners, the Al-Hasawi family, yesterday and after long deliberations they have decided to make a new appointment in a bid to deliver their long-term vision.

The club would like to acknowledge their gratitude to Mr Cotterill for guiding it through an extremely difficult and traumatic period and for retaining the side’s Championship status last season.

The club will be making no further comment at this time."

– Club spokesperson