Former Leicester City and Watford manager Nigel Pearson is set to take charge at out-of-form Championship side Bristol City according to The Guardian.
Pearson has been out of work since being relieved of his duties as Watford’s manager back in July 2020, but clearly sees this as the ideal opportunity at this stage of his career.
It is also claimed by The Guardian that the 57-year-old will sign a short-term deal with Bristol City until the end of this year’s campaign, with a longer deal potentially being on offer to Pearson in the summer.
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The Robins have been in a poor run of form in recent months, which saw Dean Holden sacked after their disappointing 2-0 defeat to Reading.
They’re recent defeat to play-off chasing Barnsley meant that Bristol City have now lost their last seven matches in all competitions, which makes for concerning reading.
Plenty of the Ashton Gate faithful took to social media to issue their thoughts on Pearson’s seemingly imminent appointment at the club.
Take a look at the best of the reaction from Twitter below….
Nigel Pearson would certainly provide the organisation and bite we are desperately missing.
Lots of experience at this level and above.
— Raymond Pilkington (@RaymondPilking1) February 21, 2021
Give him what he wants – can he start tomorrow
— Bristol Oli (@BristolOli) February 21, 2021
I am glad that we are getting him, but I would rather eddie Howe them him
— Cooldude45 (@Tapir1Jonathan) February 21, 2021
Give the man what ever he wants
— mark harvey (@Harvo1982) February 21, 2021
Would be very excited by this 👍🏻
— Lewis Evans (@lewie241) February 21, 2021
thanks for some GOOD news!
— GUNGA DIN (@saharaguts) February 21, 2021
Get him in.
— Bill Evans (@BillevansLaw) February 21, 2021
— Jamie Wood (@ygbjammy) February 21, 2021
Would be very happy with Pearson, exactly what is needed 🤞🏻 https://t.co/Ryi60AcFAC
— Josh (@JoshGrotzke) February 21, 2021
Now this I would be happy with. https://t.co/1Y4CyIiHev
— Jack Teague (@JackWTeague) February 21, 2021
Let’s hope this is true and we can tie things up quickly. A no nonsense man who will bring a much needed tough approach. https://t.co/QVAvCrwdyO
— James (@saxokid) February 21, 2021