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Shrewsbury Town confirm boss Steve Cotterill is re-admitted to hospital due to Covid-pneumonia


Shrewsbury manager Steve Cotterill is re-admitted to hospital after suffering from Covid-pneumonia – just weeks after leaving intensive care where he battled with the virus

  • Shrewsbury Town boss Steve Cotterill has been re-admitted to hospital
  • The League One club confirmed Cotterill is suffering from Covid-pneumonia
  • It comes less than two weeks after he was released from intensive care for Covid 

Shrewsbury manager Steve Cotterill has been re-admitted to hospital suffering from Covid-pneumonia.

The 56-year-old returned home from hospital on February 16 having received extensive treatment for Covid-19 during a 33-day stay.

Cotterill, who was appointed by the Shrews in November, initially tested positive for coronavirus on January 1 and spent time in Bristol Royal Infirmary’s intensive care unit after his illness progressed. 

Shrewsbury Town have confirmed that manager Steve Cotterill has returned to hospital

Shrewsbury Town have confirmed that manager Steve Cotterill has returned to hospital 

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 was again admitted to hospital less than two weeks after leaving intensive care

Cotterill was again admitted to hospital less than two weeks after leaving intensive care

Shrews assistant boss Aaron Wilbraham will continue to take charge of the League One outfit

Shrews assistant boss Aaron Wilbraham will continue to take charge of the League One outfit

Shrews assistant manager Aaron Wilbraham has taken charge of recent games, including the three played after Cotterill was discharged.

‘For somebody who has never missed a day’s work in his life, this will hit the manager really hard,’ Wilbraham told the club’s official website.

‘He’s one of the strongest and toughest people I know, and I know he’ll get through this Covid-pneumonia.’

Shrewsbury, who host AFC Wimbledon on Tuesday, sit 17th in League One. 

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