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Bristol City have announced the appointment of Nigel Pearson as their new manager agreeing a deal until the end of May 2021.
Former Watford boss Pearson has been without a club since he left the Hornets at the end of last season with two games remaining. He had previously led Leicester City in two spells winning the EFL Championship in 2013/14 as well as stints at Southampton, Hull City, Derby County and OH Leuven in Belgium.
Pearson’s first game as Bristol City manager will be against Swansea on Saturday February 27th.
Bristol City Chairman Jon Lansdown said: “Nigel gives us the leadership and direction we need to lift the players’ confidence and to turn our form around. 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.”
City Chief Executive Mark Ashton added: “Nigel is a highly respected and experienced manager with a proven track record of success and we are looking forward to welcoming him to the club.”