The Blues are currently languishing down in 22nd place in the Championship, having won just eight games all season, and they are facing a real battle to avoid the drop with just 12 matches remaining.
Cotterill was handed the reigns at St Andrew’s in October last year, replacing the sacked Harry Redknapp, but the 53-year-old has struggled to change the fortunes of the club around.
A large emphasis has been put on the poor transfer work done by the West Midlands outfit and Cotterill, who has come under fierce pressure from fans in recent weeks, says replacing him wouldn’t change anything right now.
‘It’s not nice to take the stick I take but if it’s someone else managing the team in a month’s time then they’re in the same situation because it’ll be the same players going out on the pitch,’ he was quoted as saying by the Birmingham Mail. ‘They’re unrecognisable from the team they were a month ago and the difference is confidence.’
Newcastle have been linked with a shock move for former Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet during the summer.