Shrewsbury manager, Steve Cotterill readmitted to hospital with Covid-pneumonia
Former Engish striker, Steve Cotterill has been re-admitted to hospital suffering from Covid-pneumonia.
The 56-year-old, who is the coach of League One side, Shrewsbury Town, returned home from the hospital on 16 February having received extensive treatment for Covid-19 during a 33-day stay.
A statement from the Sky Bet League One club read: “Shrewsbury Town Football Club is disappointed to report Steve Cotterill has been re-admitted to the hospital. Following extensive treatment for Covid-19, Steve returned home from the hospital on February 16th.
“However, Town’s manager has returned to the hospital over the weekend as he is suffering from Covid-pneumonia. The club wishes Steve all the best in his recovery.”
Cotterill’s assistant and stand-in Town boss Aaron Wilbraham said in today’s press conference: “It’s a bit of a negative update really.
“The manager has been has been admitted back into hospital yesterday, he’s been bad since the middle of last week.
“Speaking to him I could tell with his breathing and coughing he was quite bad, he was in A&E in the morning and on the ward in Bristol after.
“It’s obviously caused by the Covid-19, but it’s such bad news. He’s the type of bloke to not miss a day’s work, for him to be off ill all this time, feel like he’s getting back in having time at home with his wife to then get this other setback.
“But I know how strong and tough he is, he’ll deal with it no problem. It’s just another case of antibiotics, drips, and another week in the hospital.
“I just feel really gutted for him. I know from all my time with him he never takes a day off, when he came to Shrewsbury he never went home to Bristol, he was in on the Sundays, Wednesday, when the boys were away, trying to improve.
“Hearing that yesterday was a bit of a blow but it’s something that he will deal with. I’ve just told all the boys and we’re all supporting him and wishing him back here.
“He’ll be fighting it no problem and fighting to get through it, it’s just so frustrating for him to end up back in hospital.”