Nigel Pearson is set to take charge at Bristol City until the end of the season and will work with the existing backroom staff but there is scope for him to stay longer if things work out, according to Gregor MacGregor from The Bristol Post.
The Robins’ search for Dean Holden’s permanent replacement has been ongoing since he was dismissed last Tuesday but yesterday it was reported that Pearson was set to become the club’s new head coach.
A fresh update on the situation has emerged today, with MacGregor revealing that the 57-year-old with work with City’s existing backroom staff and that his stay could become long term if things work out.
That suggests that Paul Simpson and Keith Downing, the two assistant coaches that arrived in the summer and are currently in interim charge will remain at the club.
Pearson has been out of a job since leaving Watford in the latter stages of last season, having been sacked despite leading them out of the bottom three.
He is set to take over with the Robins in turmoil, having lost seven in a row and won just three of their last 14 Championship games – a run that has seen them drop into the bottom half of the table.
Are you Bristol City mad? Try get 20 out of 20 on this Robins quiz all about the club’s season so far
It’s perhaps no surprise that Pearson will be working with City’s current backroom staff given he is only arriving on a short-term deal for the time being.
That may concern some fans, who may have wanted a complete reshuffle and a fresh start but they will likely have to wait until the summer to get that.
Pearson looks like a fantastic appointment both short- and long-term but he has got his work cut out for him because City have been dismal for some time now.