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Ashton Gate can confirm that Adam Baker has decided to leave his position as head of communications for Bristol City this summer.

Baker, 36, originally joined the club in 2001 and has headed up the football club’s media and communications output for the past 10 years, collecting a number of industry awards for City’s official website and match programme along the way.

Speaking of his decision, Baker said: “It is with a heavy heart that I leave Ashton Gate after nearly two decades of service for the club I love - taking in over 1,000 games in that time.

“When I began the role all those years ago there were no 24/7 sports news channels, no Facebook and Twitter, and certainly no Goal GIFs.

“It’s a very demanding job, often requiring work on six or seven days a week, with the odd 4am return from Preston or Ipswich thrown in!

“With a young family, I now want the chance to spend time with them; they deserve that for the sacrifices they have often had to make for my job, while I also take the time to look at the many career opportunities elsewhere.

“I will always cherish the promotion in 2007, the incredible double-winning campaign of 2015, the play-off finals and Football League Trophy finals.

“It feels fitting to end following a season that will always be remembered for the incredible night beating Manchester United at Ashton Gate, the two-legged ties with English champions Manchester City and, not forgetting, those aforementioned Goal GIFs that helped the club achieve global acclaim. 

“I want to thank all the managers I’ve worked under - Danny Wilson, Brian Tinnion, Gary Johnson, Steve Coppell, Keith Millen, Derek McInnes, Sean O’Driscoll, Steve Cotterill and, most recently, Lee Johnson - plus the owner Steve Lansdown and his board. 

“The same goes for the countless players, football staff and office staff I’ve had the pleasure to work alongside in BS3, many of whom I still fondly look on as friends to this day.

“I now look forward to returning to how I began, as a supporter, albeit in the seats rather than on the long gone East End terrace, and I will be cheering on Lee’s team and the players more than ever.”

Bristol City FC, Bristol Sport and Ashton Gate would like to thank Adam for his great service over the best part of two decades. He has been a loyal servant for so many years and his knowledge and insight will be missed. We would all like to wish him the very best for his future.

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