Nigel Pearson is expected to leave Bristol City after their tough start to the season.
That’s according to TEAMtalk, who claim that an announcement could be made in the next 24 hours as the club seek a replacement over the international break.
The former Leicester City chief was only named as the Robins boss in February this year, but his first full campaign in charge hasn’t gone to plan, with the side currently 19th in the Championship.
A 3-2 defeat to ten man Coventry City over the weekend was the eight defeat of the season for Bristol City, although Pearson wasn’t in the dugout as he had been feeling unwell leading into the game. That setback continued a worrying trend for the side, who have now lost five of their last six games.
The Robins are back in action in 12 days time when they welcome Blackburn Rovers to Ashton Gate, as they seek to get back to winning ways, with a new manager seemingly expected to be on the touchline for that one.
Firstly, you have to hope that Pearson’s health is okay as he has been struggling at various times this year, so managing a football club can’t be easy considering what he has been through.
But, from the perspective of the club, it’s clear that the results aren’t good enough and the manner of the loss to Coventry will have infuriated all connected to the Robins.
With Pearson’s reputation, this would be a bold call, and you probably won’t be able to judge as to whether it’s the right decision until we know who the replacement is.
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