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‘Very surprised’ – Many Bristol City fans react as report confirms decision over duo’s future

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Bristol City assistant coaches Keith Downing and Paul Simpson are reportedly set to remain at Ashton Gate alongside Nigel Pearson, which has caused a stir among the Robins faithful. 

Pearson arrived in Bs3 in February as Dean Holden’s permanent replacement but only signed on a short-term deal until the end of the season.

The wait over his future appears to be close to an end as the Bristol Post has reported that he has agreed a three-year contract with the Robins, which will be announced soon.

Despite the new manager’s arrival, City have been in dreadful form over the past few months and now look set to finish just a few places above the relegation zone.

Pearson has made it no secret that he’ll be looking to make significant changes to the squad over the next few transfer windows but it seems they’ll be less movement when it comes to his backroom staff.

It is understood that Downing and Simpson, the two assistant coaches brought in last summer when Holden was appointed permanently, will remain at Ashton Gate moving forward.

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That news has drawn an interesting response from the City faithful, with many fans taking to Twitter to share their shock and frustration.

Read their reaction here:


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