Bristol news City fans send clear message to Steve Lansdown over Nigel Pearson's future PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - Bristol City have lost their last three matches to teams around or below them in the Championship table
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! After what appeared a significant bounce in the wake of Dean Holden's departure and Nigel Pearson's arrival as Bristol City manager, the Robins are firmly back into the habit of losing matches underpinned by poor collective performances. Monday's 3-1 loss at Coventry the latest, and City's third on the bounce despite an injury list that is ever so slightly reducing and with an international break to spend further time on the training ground/the Robins High Performance Centre. Pearson himself has begun making pointed remarks about the attitude, application and desire of many of his squad, and only a handful of individuals can emerge from the last 2-3 weeks with any credit. That has led sections of the fanbase to lambast this group of players as the worst in living memory as the Robins sleepwalk into the nothingness of 16th-20th place, or potentially worse should results really go against them. Read More Related Articles Bristol City verdict: What a fine mess as loss to Coventry City continues Robins downward spiral Read More Related Articles Every word from Nigel Pearson after Bristol City lose to Coventry City What was initially in the background, as results initially were positive, is now firmly in the foreground as uncertainly over Pearson's future could well be seeping onto the field and translating into these listless displays. The former Leicester City and Watford manager is out of contract in the summer and, as yet, there is no sign that his deal will definitively be extended. On Friday, Bristol City owner Steve Lansdown declared on fans podcast 3 Peaps in a Podcast he can't do that until he's got around a table with Pearson and met him face-to-face which should happen in the "next few week".
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Bristol City owner Steve Lansdown outlines when Nigel Pearson's future will be resolved
'Lazy' Bristol City in limbo as fans wait for Steve Lansdown to make Nigel Pearson decision
It leaves a small window, which appears towards the end of the month, that Pearson's future beyond May will be determined but as results continue to nosedive, so that decision becomes more complex. As you can see below, from the supporters point of view, however, the choice is very clear: Pearson needs a long-term contract to correct the problems of the recent past. Familiar criticisms of CEO Mark Ashton's recruitment have re-emerged and how the Robins manager is working with a sub-par squad, with no faith that the current set-up can sort the issues out in the next transfer window. City meet Nottingham Forest at Ashton Gate this Saturday with the symbolism of that encounter impossible to ignore given the identity of the man in the dugout for the visitors. Chris Hughton was interviewed for the Robins job last summer but the club hierarchy elected to appoint Holden and the considerable number of City fans who were continually lobbying for the 62-year-old may feel a sense of what might have been. However, since taking over at the City Ground in October, Hughton has won 13 of 38 matches in all competitions with Forest one place and one point below City in 15th.
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