Steve Cotterill’s Portsmouth future in the balance as Nottingham Forest speculation rumbles on

Steve Cotterill’s future as Portsmouth boss is still uncertain as he remains the favourite for the vacant Nottingham Forest post.

The East Midlands side asked Pompey for permission to talk to Cotterill yesterday but the south coast club are yet to give an answer.

However Portsmouth-based newspaper The News understands Cotterill is very much committed to the job at hand at Fratton Park and has not asked to leave.

Reports had surfaced in the media that the 47-year-old had an interview at the City Ground yesterday but these have yet to be confirmed with it being understood that he took training as normal.

Cotterill is on a three-man wish list for the Forest job with former Barnsley boss Mark Robins and Aston Villa reserve team coach Kevin MacDonald understood to be the other two in the running.

The news comes on the day that former European Cup winning Forest captain John McGovern labelled Cotterill as the “stand-out candidate” for the job when he spoke to BBC Radio Nottingham.

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