Bristol City Appoint Nigel Pearson on Three-Year Deal

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Bristol City have confirmed that Nigel Pearson has signed a three-year deal with the club. The 57-year-old joined the Robins in February on a short term deal.

Bristol City Appoint Nigel Pearson on Long-Term Deal

Nigel Pearson Took Charge in February

Bristol City have extended the stay of Nigel Pearson at Ashton Gate with both parties committing to a new three-year deal.

Pearson took over from Dean Holden in February with the Robins 13th in the Championship, having suffered six straight losses. While City may have dropped to 18th, Pearson has provided some stability to the club.

Allowing Pearson a summer transfer window should be key as the Robins look to start next season on the front foot. While results may not have gone his way as of yet, he hasn’t stamped his authority on the team and will need some fresh faces and a summer overhaul.

Pearson Brings Experience to the Role

Pearson brings a wealth of experience to the manager role at Bristol City, having taken charge of over 500 games throughout his career.

In addition to promotion from the Championship with Leicester City in 2014, Pearson also guided the Foxes out of League One five years earlier.

Pearson also has Premier League experience and masterminded the great escape at Leicester, but was unable to repeat that success last season while at Watford.

What Was Said

Speaking to the club’s official website, Pearson said: “I’m delighted to become the permanent manager of Bristol City. This is such a fantastic opportunity at a sound football club that has so much more potential.

“The Lansdown’s have a long-term vision, not just for Bristol City but for sport in the area, and I’m very grateful for the chance to be at the forefront of that.

“I want to be part of a team that gets to the Premier League. It’s going to be a tough journey and we’ll need the right people on board to achieve it but I am excited about the possibilities ahead.”

Chairman Jon Lansdown added: “It’s important that we have that certainty in terms of the manager and appointing Nigel is a great chance for us to take a real step forward. He brings leadership but in an inclusive way which can galvanise others.

“We have a shared vision and everything is in place facility-wise to start pushing forward. Now it’s about having the right people, with the right leadership, doing the right things and there is nothing standing in the way.”

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