Bristol City Announce Nigel Pearson As New Manager

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Bristol City Announce Nigel Pearson As New Manager
Bristol City Announce Nigel Pearson As New Manager. image: twitter

BRISTOL CITY Announce Nigel Pearson As New Manager until end of season

Bristol City have announced 57-year-old Nigel Pearson as their new manager, until the end of May, following the sacking of Dean Holden, who the club sacked following a run of six straight defeats, which leaves City lying in 15th position in the Championship.

Pearson is the former manager of Watford, Hull City, Southampton, Derby County, and Leicester City, and will officially take charge of the team on Wednesday, ahead of Saturday’s match away to Swansea City, although Pearson will attend Tuesday night’s game against Middlesbrough to see his players in action, as reported by Sky Sports.

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The existing Bristol City backroom staff of Keith Downing and Paul Simpson will stay on to work as before, with Jon Lansdown, the Bristol City chairman saying, “Nigel gives us the leadership and direction we need to lift the players’ confidence and to turn our form around”.

He continued, “The initial appointment is until the end of the season, when we will re-assess the situation, hopefully with a view to the long term. However, the immediate priority for Nigel and the coaching team is to stop the current bad run and move us back up the table”.

Mark Ashton, Bristol City’s chief executive added, “Nigel is a highly respected and experienced manager with a proven track record of success and we are looking forward to welcoming him to the club”.


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Chris was born in a small village in Wales, where he ran his own successful construction company for many years, before deciding in 1990, to swap the grey skies and rain for the sunshine and lifestyle of the Costa del Sol. Late last year he made the move to Southern Portugal, and is now residing on the Algarve. Having sung and played in a rock band back in Wales, he still likes to go out and entertain in his spare time, singing in restaurants and golf clubs. Interests are of course music, especially from the 60s and 70s, movies, nice restaurants, and he has a passion for graphic design and online marketing.

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