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‘Delighted’, ‘We finally get our club back’ – Many Bristol City fans react as significant departure confirmed

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Bristol City have confirmed that CEO Mark Ashton will step down from his role at the end of the season.

Ashton has been at the Robins for more than five years and he’s revealed that he’s seeking a ‘new challenge’ away from the club.

And that new challenge looks likely to be at Ipswich Town, with the East Anglian Daily Times reporting that the Tractor Boys are closing in on Ashton as he will run the club’s day-to-day affairs.

A move to Suffolk has been in the works for weeks according to FootballLeagueWorld’s sources, with Ashton being headhunted by Ipswich’s new American owners.

There’s been lots of changes at Bristol City since Ashton joined, with the stadium undergoing a redevelopment, a state-of-the-art training ground that has just opened and for his work, Ashton was named Championship CEO of the Year in 2019.

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That all seems good but a lot of City fans will probably tell you a different story as to Ashton’s increased involvement in transfer dealings being a bad thing.

Players have been sold for big profits during his time as both COO and CEO, including Adam Webster and Bobby Reid, but the lack of progress on the pitch has been a source of frustration for supporters and many blame Ashton for that – so the reaction to his impending departure will not be a shock.


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Article title: ‘Delighted’, ‘We finally get our club back’ – Many Bristol City fans react as significant departure confirmed

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