Former Portsmouth, Birmingham and Bristol City boss Steve Cotterill remains hospitalised because of coronavirus

Former Pompey boss Steve Cotterill remains in hospital – nearly one month after being admitted because of coronavirus.

Thursday, 11th February 2021, 5:14 pm
Former Pompey boss Steve Cotterill remains in hospital after being admitted with coronavirus. Picture: Nathan Stirk/Getty Images

The Shrewsbury manager was taken to hospital in Bristol on January 15 and spent time in intensive care.

Now, according to The Shropshire Star, the 56-year-old has been placed on a three-day steroid drip in a bid to improve his condition.

Shrews assistant boss Aaron Wilbraham confirmed Cotterill had endured ‘a bit of a tough week’.

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However, he said the former Fratton Park manager continues to organise training sessions from his hospital bed via a daily telephone conversation and was hopeful his gaffer could be out next week.

Wilbraham told the Shropshire Star: ‘We're in contact and speak every day, he's had a bit of a tough week this week.

‘They decided to give him a three-day-high dose of steroid hit intravenously over three days.

‘They are hoping that will give him the boost to kick on and recover from it.

‘He's having that done as we speak over the last three days, hopefully that will send him in the right direction.

‘He'll still be in hospital for the rest of this week.

‘Hopefully it could be next week he comes home, but that's only hopefully. We have to see how these things go obviously, with the type of Covid he's had.

‘He's still speaking every day and organising training, which is incredible.’