The key men at Ashton Gate.JOHN PEMBERTON & WADE ELLIOTT John Pemberton was appointed in the summer of 2013 to assist Sean O'Driscoll and subsequently stayed to work along Steve Cotterill. Pemberton, who made his name as a player at Crystal Palace, Sheffield United and Leeds United, has since formed the interim management team alongside Wade Elliott since Cotterill's departure. The 48-year-old is hugely respected within the game, having progressed through the youth team coaching ranks to first team coach at Nottingham Forest between 1998 and 2009, before later establishing Sheffield United as one of the top Academies outside the Premier League, guiding the Blades to the FA Youth Cup final for the first time in 2011. Among the players Pemberton helped develop during his time at Forest include Jermaine Jenas, Michael Dawson, Andy Reid, Wes Morgan and City’s Brendan Moloney, while no fewer than nine of his Academy graduates at Sheffield United have gone on to play for the first team, including Jordan Slew, who was sold for over £1m to Blackburn Rovers in 2011. Pemberton enjoyed success with coaching England Under-17s and Under-19s in the 2009/10 season, and most recently worked with O’Driscoll at Nottingham Forest, where he held the post of professional development coach, working with the under-21s. As well his youth team feats at Forest, Pemberton is also remembered for masterminding the club’s famous 3-0 FA Cup third round victory away at Manchester City in 2009 in a two-game spell as caretaker manager. Elliott joined the club on loan midway through the 2013/14 campaign and helped steer the team to safety in Sky Bet League One. In the following campaign he captained the team to the double, winning the League One title with 99 points and Johnstone's Paint Trophy final in front of 40,000 City fans at Wembley. He retired that summer to take up the post of Under-21 manager, before assisting Pemberton in the interim management team. DAVID COLES David Coles is the club’s goalkeeping coach. Coles has been a goalkeeping coach for Southampton, where they reach the FA Cup final in 2003, Portsmouth and West Ham United. He rejoined Portsmouth in 2013 but took up the position at Ashton Gate following Lee Kendall's departure to The FA.