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Next Bristol City manager odds
In a strange turn of events, both teams in Bristol sacked their managers on the same weekend and neither fanbase were overjoyed at the departure of their manager. Former Bristol City manager Nigel Pearson was sacked with the club sat in 15th position in the Championship, the cracks in the relationship between the manager and the board weren't a secret but many believed that Pearson would stay on as the clubs manager for the foreseeable. Despite the cracks, the Robin's sit just five points off the Championship play offs and a couple of wins could have easily turned their fortunes around, especially with their next two games being against the bottom two sides in the Championship.
This begs the question, with Bristol City sacking their manager before two games that would be deemed as must-wins. Do the club already have a name lined-up for their next manager? Well some believe that former Birmingham City manager John Eustace could already be lined up for the job, Birmingham City were sat in 6th position in the league when Eustace was sacked and replaced by Wayne Rooney, so we could well see Eustace replace Nigel Pearson as Bristol City boss.
Who is the favourite to replace Nigel Pearson?
The next Bristol City manager could be anybody; however, the three names that are mainly linked with the job are former Birmingham boss John Eustace, who sits as under evens to join Bristol City as the betting odds first went live. Others in consideration are Luke Williams, Frank Lampard and Nathan Jones. Jones is also heavily linked within the next Millwall manager market and it is believed that the former Luton Town and Stoke City coach will be the one to take that role.
Could Luke Williams be the next Bristol City manager?
A name that is incredibly interesting is current Notts County coach - Luke Williams, after a poor spell at Swindon Town early in his managerial career, few would have predicted the success Williams has had at Notts County, getting them promoted from the English National League playoffs before sitting towards the top of the English League Two table.
It would be a shame if Williams was to leave the club after the incredible work he has done but a chance to run the ship at Bristol City might prove to be too good to turn down, particularly as he already has an affiliation with the club following his spell as under 23s manager.
Could Frank Lampard be the next Bristol City manager?
The final name in major contention seems to be Frank Lampard, after managing in the Premier League, Lampard may look at this position as a step down for himself but from his performances at Everton, it's unlikely that Bristol City would look to take such a risk on the former Chelsea manager mid-way through the season.
Bristol City Manager Trends
If you're looking to place a bet on the next Bristol city manager, it would be worth taking a look at the trends that the Bristol City board tend to follow when picking a manager, here are just some of the trends we have found for Bristol City managers.
- Bristol City don't mind taking risks - Since taking Derek McInnes away from St Johnstone, Bristol City are happy to hire younger managers and replace them with older managers to steer the ship if things go wrong. McInnes went wrong and was subsequently replaced by Sean O'Driscoll and then Steve Cotterill, who had a successful time at the club before being replaced by the younger Lee Johnson. It seems likely that the same will happen again after the removal of Nigel Pearson.
- Bristol hire British (& Irish) - Bristol City have only ever had one manager who wasn't English or Irish, that was Benny Lennartsson in 1999 who would see them relegated from the now Championship at the bottom of the league.
Who is Bristol City's Caretaker Manager after Nigel Pearson's Sacking?
Following the departure of Nigel Pearson, Curtis Fleming was made interim head coach. It is unlikely that Fleming will be made permanent following his spell; however, the longer the next Bristol City manager odds are up, the longer the Irishman has to impress the board at Bristol City.
Who else had Nigel Pearson managed before Bristol City?
Nigel Pearson is one of the most decorated managers at the Championship level and a well-respected veteran in the English game. From saving Carlisle United from relegation out of the football league in his first job back in 1998 to pulling off a title victory in the Championship then producing the great escape in the Premier League with Leicester City, Pearson has had some memorable moments.
Pearson has also managed the likes of Southampton, OH Leuven, Derby County and Hull City.