League One side Bristol City have named Steve Cotterill as their new manager on a three-and-a-half-year deal.
City vice chairman Jon Lansdown said: "I'm delighted that Steve has chosen to join Bristol City Football Club.
"I believe he has the drive, energy and ability to get us back to winning ways.
"He is passionate about bringing success to this club and I am looking forward to working with him to achieve that."
Cotterill added his track record of guiding clubs to relegation safety, and his experience with Forest in particular, holds him in good stead.
"If I don't turn this one around, it will be the only one I haven't," Cotterill said.
"And I've been in charge of a few big clubs - Forest were going down quicker than the Titanic.
"I turned that one around. It wasn't immediate, I went in there at the same sort of period, the back end of November when the [transfer] window was shut and you couldn't do anything in regards to players."
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