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Cotterill opens door to Leicester

Steve Cotterill has paved the way for a move to Leicester after admitting he is desperate to make a swift return to management.

The highly-rated Cotterill, 43, left Burnley by mutual consent on Thursday after three-and-a-half years in charge.

But, with no contractual obligations preventing him from taking another job, Cotterill has set his sights on a swift return to the game.

Coca-Cola Championship rivals Leicester are giving serious thought to Cotterill, who is highly regarded at the Walkers Stadium having worked as a coach under Micky Adams and having rejected the opportunity to succeed Craig Levein in February last year.

"I'd be back in football the day after tomorrow if I got a chance," said Cotterill, who was the Championship's longest-serving boss after being appointed at Burnley in June 2004.

"I'm not going to say I want to be out of the game for six months and that I want a rest.

"If the right offer comes then you have to look at it.

"Burnley are fine with that and I would be free to work from Monday afternoon.

"Hopefully someone may look and think that I've done a good job here and offer me another one. Hopefully that's the case."

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