Steve Lansdown admits he takes “full responsibility” for Bristol City’s precarious run of form of late.
City recently parted company with Dean Holden having embarked on a dismal run of form in recent weeks.
The Robins have lost their last six games in all competitions, including their last five games in the Championship, leading to Holden’s departure.
City’s board have invested heavily in the playing squad in recent years, but despite that investment, they remain in the Championship despite having ambitions of reaching the Premier League.
Naturally, fans have turned attention to the board and owner Steve Lansdown, who has appointed two young, up and coming managers in recent years.
In an honest interview with Robins TV, Lansdown insisted that he takes “full responsibility” for City’s failure.
He said: “I take the full responsibility for everything, although I’m not actually on the board, I am the owner, I do fund it, I do authorise the money to be spent, so success will be down to me and failure will be down to me.
“It hurts, it just hurts. I want Bristol City to be successful. I want us to be in the Premier League and when these sort of things happen, you realise you are nowhere near it, and that’s a big disappointment.
“Everybody can blame anybody, but I take the blame, it is me, we haven’t got it right and to get where we want to get to, we have got to get it right.”
Lansdown has put his money where his mouth is in recent years.
The club have spent big on some players and they gave Lee Johnson a lot of funds to work with as they looked to deliver promotion.
Holden was an eye-opening appointment at first, and it’s one that has failed to work out. Naturally, the eyes are always going to be on the board after that.
He can now make amends by bringing in an experienced manager who knows how to hit the ground running and pick up results in the Championship.