Bristol City have confirmed that they have appointed Nigel Pearson as their manager until the end of the season.
The 57-year-old has been out of work since leaving Watford towards the end of last season.
Bristol City Appoint Nigel Pearson
Abundance of Championship Experience
Pearson is one of the most experienced managers at Championship level, having had spells with the likes of Leicester City, Derby County and Hull City.
It was with the Foxes where he was more successful, having enjoyed two individual spells. The 57-year-old won the League One title in his first season with the club, collecting an impressive 96 points.
Pearson then departed the King Power Stadium in 2010 to join Hull. However, he endured a tough time at the KCOM Stadium, and left the club in 2011 after 64 games to return to Leicester.
He enjoyed a huge amount of success during his second spell with the Foxes, winning the Championship title in the 2013/14.
Despite keeping the Foxes up during their first season back in the Premier League, Pearson was sacked at the end of the season after tensions developed between himself and the board.
While he has only enjoyed success with Leicester, Pearson will prove to be a shrewd appointment for the Robins. Dean Holden departed off the back of seven successive defeats in all competitions, and Pearson will be tasked with turning that form around. The former Watford boss will be tasked with mounting an unlikely play-off push with 15 games remaining.
What Was Said?
Following the appointment, Robins Chairman Jon Landsdown said to the official Bristol City website: “Nigel gives us the leadership and direction we need to lift the players’ confidence and to turn our form around.
“The initial appointment is until the end of the season, when we will re-assess the situation, hopefully with a view to the long term. However, the immediate priority for Nigel and the coaching team is to stop the current bad run and move us back up the table.”
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