Bristol news Nigel Pearson in advanced talks to take over at Bristol City PremierLeague-News.Com
PremierLeague-News.Com - The experienced manager could be in charge for Tuesday's Championship fixture against Middlesbrough
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Nigel Pearson is on the brink of taking over at Bristol City after the club interviewed the experienced former Watford and Leicester City manager. Pearson has been out of work since leaving Watford in July 2020 but firmly fits the brief of the Robins desire for a more experienced and established pair of hands following a chaotic few months. As reported by John Percy of the Telegraph, talks were held with club hierarchy on Sunday and Bristol Live understands that to be accurate with negotiations at an advanced stage. The Guardian report that the initial deal will be until the end of the season. The deal is still to be agreed but Pearson, who is based in Devon, an approximate two-hour commute from Bristol, is excited by the potential of the City squad who are in a tailspin in the Championship. Read More Related Articles Every word from Tomas Kalas on Bristol City's dire form and social media problems Dean Holden’s departure last week after a run of six straight defeats was followed by a dismal 1-0 defeat at the hands of Barnsley in BS3 on Saturday, under the guidance of caretaker manager Paul Simpson. Captain Tomas Kalas delivered a devastating analysis of the Robins shortcomings in the wake of the defeat and the low levels of confidence in the camp. It is not thought that defeat has necessarily accelerated the need for a new manager but following Holden’s exit last Tuesday, there was no desire for a repeat of the confusing six-week process which led to his appointment last August.
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Pearson’s arrival, which could be tied up in the coming days, would represent a marked departure for owner Steve Lansdown in terms of the type of manager he has wanted at Bristol City. Lee Johnson was brought in following Steve Cotterill in January 2016 as very much a long-term project who could grow and develop in tandem with the club. That thought-process also continued with Holden last summer, along with the spectre of Covid-19 and the devastating financial effect throughout football, but it’s clear matters have reached the point where there has been a definite change in approach.
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Pearson possesses almost 500 matches of managerial experience across 11 clubs including Leicester City and Watford in the Premier League, he also won the Championship with the Foxes in 2013/14. Pearson’s first game in charge, should talks run smoothly, could be against one of his former clubs with City facing Middlesbrough in the Championship on Tuesday night, the Robins then take on promotion-chasing Swansea on Saturday. The 57-year-old made 139 appearances for Boro between 1994 and 1998 before retiring as a player and turning to coaching.
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