Bristol City appoint Nigel Pearson as their new manager

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Nigel Pearson has been appointed manager of Bristol City until the end of the season following the sacking of Dean Holden.

Pearson will watch the Robins against Middlesbrough on Tuesday before officially taking charge of his first match against Swansea on Saturday.

“Nigel gives us the leadership and direction we need to lift the players’ confidence and to turn our form around,” chairman Jon Lansdown told the club’s official website.

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“The initial appointment is until the end of the season, when we will re-assess the situation, hopefully with a view to the long term.

“However, the immediate priority for Nigel and the coaching team is to stop the current bad run and move us back up the table.”

The 57-year-old former Leicester boss has been out of work since he was sacked by Watford two matches before the end of the 2019/20 Premier League season.