Despite an indifferent run of results since his arrival at Ashton Gate, Nigel Pearson has put pen-to-paper on a long-term contract as Bristol City manager.
After results nosedived under Dean Holden, Pearson came in until the end of this season initially, and following a debut victory away at Swansea fans were dreaming that the club had an outside chance of the play-offs.
It didn’t exactly pan out that way though, as much like Holden’s last few months at the Robins, the results slumped and City have not won in their last seven league matches.
That’s caused some concern amongst supporters who aren’t convinced Pearson is the man to take them forward, but it’s not his squad he’s working with and they’re still suffering from mammoth injury issues.
So Pearson can be somewhat forgiven for the bad run of form, especially when he’s also had to throw untested youngsters in at the deep end as well, and it seems as though the Bristol City board have full belief in him.
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A three-year deal suggests that Pearson will be given resources to shape the squad how he sees fit and considering he has a promotion to the Premier League on his resume, it could be the best thing to happen for the club.
City fans have been responding to the news on social media and there’s general happiness to the announcement.
Back this up with a strong summer and it will be the first time our club has shown ambition.
— Tom cuff (@tomcuff1) April 29, 2021
— Cam (@cam_bcfc) April 29, 2021
Our Gaffer ❤️- So glad you decided to stay – Big job ahead Nigel and we are 💯 behind you
— Bristol Oli (@BristolOli) April 29, 2021
Amazing news great manger and experience one hurdle down , now let get new experience CEO in and rebuild team who will get us to premier league ⚪️🔴🔝
— Ahad (@ahad10) April 29, 2021
this is great news, i hope he clears out all the dead wood in the backroom staff and on the pitch now,
— the_real_winsaw (@the_real_winsaw) April 29, 2021
About time! Absolutely first class long term appointment! Can't wait for the new season now!
— Ads (@AdamRob82681607) April 29, 2021
Good news. Now to start clearing out the deadwood.
— Simon Campbell (@LDubSimon) April 29, 2021
onto the rebuild!
— sam (@oldselfie) April 29, 2021
Best news I've heard all year. Welcome big nige
— Johnny Waffleflap (@JGJJames) April 29, 2021
Going up as champions
— Euan (@EuanBCFC_) April 29, 2021