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City appoint Pearson on three-year deal

City today (April 29th) appointed Nigel Pearson as manager on a three-year contract.

Pearson, who has been in temporary charge since the end of February, has signed until the end of the 2023/24 season.

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 Lansdowns 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.”

Pearson has a wealth of experience with more than 500 games as a manager, including two spells with Leicester City – leading them to the 2013/14 Championship title – as well as Watford in the Premier League.

City Chairman Jon Lansdown said: “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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