Bristol City boss Nigel Pearson is said to be keen on staying at the club past this summer despite Bristol Live reporting that other sides in England hold an interest in securing his services.
The 57-year-old has been in charge of the Robins for just two months but has already seen speculating emerge surrounding his long-term future at Ashton Gate, with the club’s owner Steve Lansdown having jetted in to sort out several issues today.
An experienced manager that has taken in spells with the likes of Leicester City and Watford in the Premier League, Pearson is said to be excited by the project that he has taken on in Bristol and would prefer to stay at the club as opposed to moving elsewhere.
The Robins are on a particularly poor run of form at present, with it now having been five league games since they picked up a victory.
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Pearson’s current contract with the club expires in May of this year and as a result talk over his long-term future is unlikely to diminish as the likes of Mark Robins having been linked with the role in more recent times.
I don’t see Pearson staying in the role past May if the club’s form doesn’t improve and if I’m being honest I have always viewed him as more of s short term option for Bristol City.
It’s an attractive job for the likes of Robins and I feel they may be in need of another fresh start this summer in order to get the club back to where it should be – competing for the play-offs.
There is bound to be an overhaul of the current squad and I think it won’t be long until we find out whether the 57-year-old is part of those plans or not.
Strong results in their final few games of the season could well determine whether Pearson stays put or not, with the decision likely to be out of his hands as Lansdown arrives for talks.