The key men at Ashton Gate.
It was in January 2013 when Sean O’Driscoll and Richard O’Kelly joined the club as head coach and first team coach.
A midfielder during his playing days, much of O'Driscoll's career was spent with Bournemouth. He made, at the time of his retirement, a club record 423 league appearances for the Cherries.
He also played more than 100 times for Fulham, and earned three caps for the Republic of Ireland.
O'Driscoll took his first steps into management at Bournemouth in 2000, and during a cash-strapped six-year spell, he still managed to guide the South Coast club to play-off success in Division Three.
O'Driscoll's 23-year association with Bournemouth - as player and manager - came to an end in 2006 when Doncaster Rovers sought his services.
Within six months at Belle Vue, Doncaster won the Football League Trophy with a 3-2 success over Bristol Rovers in Cardiff.
O'Driscoll's first full season in charge, in 2007/08, brought further success, this time in the shape of promotion to the Championship via the play-offs. Victory over Leeds United at Wembley - a day after City's defeat to Hull City to reach the Premier League - saw Doncaster clinch their place in the second tier for the first time in 50 years.
With one of the lowest wage bills in the Championship, O'Driscoll managed to turn Rovers into a comfortable mid-table side for a number of seasons.
After his departure from the Keepmoat in 2011, he spent time as assistant manager at Nottingham Forest before Crawley Town came calling. But before he could take charge of a single game for the Reds, Forest sacked Steve Cotterill and appointed O'Driscoll as their new boss.
With new owners on board, O'Driscoll set about reshaping Forest's squad with a host of signings, and was in charge for their opening day 1-0 win over Bristol City at the City Ground in August.
He was surprisingly sacked on Boxing Day, after just five months in charge. Forest were well placed in the Championship at the time and had beaten Leeds United 4-2 live on TV.
O'Driscoll brings his wealth of managerial experience to Ashton Gate with the immediate task of lifting the team off the foot of the table and to safety in 2012/13.
O’Kelly has worked as number two to the City head coach at previous clubs Bournemouth and Doncaster Rovers – and with both sides they achieved promotions.
He joined from Walsall, where he held the assistant manager’s position under Dean Smith.
O’Kelly also has experience as manager and assistant manager at Hereford United, taking charge of the Bulls at the end of last season before departing in the summer to link up with Walsall.
As a player, West Bromwich-born O’Kelly spent much of his career at Walsall as their main striker. He scored 56 goals in 204 league outings and won promotion from the bottom tier in 1979/80.
Former Aston Villa stopper and European Cup winner Nigel Spink is the club's Goalkeeping Coach.