Nigel Pearson named new Bristol City boss until end of season

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Bristol City have appointed Nigel Pearson as their new manager until the end of the season.

Former Leicester boss replaces Dean Holden after being sacked by the out-of-form Blackbirds last Tuesday.

The 57-year-old, who has been out of work since leaving Watford in July, will attend Tuesday’s clash with Middlesbrough before taking the helm for the first time at Swansea this weekend.

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City president Jon Lansdown said on the club’s official website: “Nigel gives us the leadership and direction we need to build player confidence and change our form.

“The first date is until the end of the season, when we reassess the situation, hopefully from a long-term perspective.

“However, the immediate priority for Nigel and the coaching staff is to stop the current bad race and get us up the table.”

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Bristol City sit 15th in the Sky Bet Championship table after losing their last seven games in all competitions following Saturday’s 1-0 home loss to Barnsley.

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