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Posted Thursday, February 6th 2020

Johnson marks four years as Head Coach

Lee Johnson celebrates four years to the day since he was appointed Bristol City Head Coach.

The club confirmed the appointment on February 6th 2016 with his first game in charge following a week later; a 2-1 home win against Ipswich Town.

City have jumped up the league standings each year under his Johnson's guidance and equalled their best League Cup run when they reached the semi-finals of the competition in 2017/18, including that famous win over Manchester United in the quarter-final.

Supporter numbers have increased too with an average of 21,000 pouring through the BS3 gates to watch the Robins and Johnson looks back on his time to date with pride.

"I’m definitely older, definitely a little more grey," he joked. "I’ve enjoyed it, I love my work and I enjoy the football club. People know of my personal affiliation with the club which is coming up to ten years as both a player and manager. I can honestly look myself in the mirror and say if it ended tomorrow that I have given everything for the cause. That won’t change and of course I want to accomplish the mission, to help the boys and fans produce Premier League football."

Off the pitch, he has seen big changes at the club and the new training ground at Failand is something Johnson can't wait to see completed.

"The football club has moved on in massive bounds in terms of infrastructure, the works behind the scenes, the training ground, the staff and expertise we’ve added. Also the lessons we have learned along the way," he said.

"Most importantly I think is the training ground, It gives the opportunity for young players, more often than not Bristol-born, to get up with us earlier and grow both as men and footballers in that elite, professional environment with world-class facilities. So for me personally, that is something I am really, really looking forward to seeing in and hopefully we can keep progressing as a football club."

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