Bristol City next permanent manager odds
Who will be next Bristol City manager?
Bristol city football club is based in Bristol, England. They won the league one during the 2014-15 season which placed them in the championship, the second tier of English football. Bristol city currently plays in the championship and their ground is the Asthon Gate. They became the only club to win the third tier championship and football league trophy simultaneously in one season. Bristol city have had 36 managers till date with a combined manager statistics of 1946 wins, 1300 draws, 1776 losses from a total of 5022 games played.
Bristol City appointed Lee Johnson as their new head coach on 6 February 2016 from Barnsley. Lee Johnson’s appointment was formally announced before the game against Charlton Athletic. Johnson played a total of 199 games for Bristol city as a player from 2006 and 2012 as he scored 11 goals for the club. He was the son of the former Bristol city’s manager Gary Johnson.
Bristol city are now considering various options to fill Lee Johnson’s managerial position following a great defeat against Preston North End. Even when their striker Jonathan Kodjia left the club for Aston Villa, Bristol city had a great 2016-17 season start. The past few months have been a nightmare for Lee Johnson as the team retained the 5th position after playing 11 games. However, there was a sharp decline as they moved into January. They found themselves in the 18th position with only 27 points. Bristol City Football Club has been hovering around the Championship relegation zone for a long period of time.
Johnson has been the Manager of Bristol city for about a year now after taking over from Steve Cotterril. The fans have been unhappy due to successive woeful performance displayed by the team. They hoped to improve their game after a 1-0 win over Wigan and an amazing 4-0 win over Huddlesfield but they also suffered another disappointing defeat against Brentford. This defeat was their heaviest since 5 years.
Bristol City’s Chairman Steve Lansdown who recently sacked the assistant head coach John Pemberton is also opting for a means to improve the team’s woeful results. Gary Rowett is a favorite option for Bristol city’s managerial position as the fans continue to mount pressure on Lee Johnson, their present manager. Gary Rowett is a professional English football manager who is the current manager of Derby County. He started his managerial career at Burton Albion in May 2009 as he oversaw their best ever League cup performance. Rowett was appointed as Derby County manager on 14 March 2017 with a contract expected to expire at the end of 2018-19 season.
Jimmy Flod Hasselbaink is another favorite option for Bristol city’s managerial position. The 45 years Old Dutch manager was recently appointed by Queens Park Rangers. He guided them to a 12th place finish and was dismissed on 5 November 2016, with QPR finishing in 17th place.
Johnson on the other hand has promised to fight hard to restore the club’s prestige. What is your take on the recent happenings at Bristol city? Do you still support Lee Johnson for the job? Who do you think should replace him?