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Bristol City head coach, Lee Johnson sacked by Championship club


The 39-year-old, who had been in the job since February 2016 and was the longest-serving chief in the Championship, withdraws following a run of four progressive thrashings.

The Robins are twelfth after Saturday’s misfortune to 6th set Cardiff City, who are presently nine focuses above them.

CEO Mark Ashton stated, while there had been some “extraordinary minutes” under Johnson, “change” was required.

“We perceive the tremendous measure of work that Lee has placed in throughout the last four and a half years to push this club ahead and we express gratitude toward him for every one of his endeavors,” included Ashton.

“Notwithstanding, achievement in football is at last decided by results and alliance position and the board accepts that a difference in the executives is required now for Bristol City.”

Preceding this battle, City had improved their group position in each season under Johnson, completing eighth in 2018-19 having gone into the last day with an outside possibility of arriving at the end of the season games.

They looked all around set to challenge again this term and were three focuses off the main two in the wake of beating Derby County on 12 February, however a nine-game winless run – including seven annihilations – either side of the coronavirus break implies they are currently set for a mid-table completion.

Associate lead trainer Dean Holden will take over in a guardian limit while the club scans for Johnson’s replacement.

Highs and lows under Johnson

Johnson, child of previous Bristol City supervisor Gary, played for the Robins from 2006 to 2012, showing up in the 2008 Championship play-off definite when they lost to Hull City.

In spite of the fact that they have neglected to arrive at those statures again with him as lead trainer, he broadly guided them to the Carabao Cup semi-finals in 2017-18, beating Manchester United in the last eight preceding in the long run being defeated more than two legs by Manchester City.

While he has directed consistent improvement all through his rule, he likewise got known for driving his side on long winning and losing runs, provoking the tag ‘dirty Johnson’.

During his first full season he set another club record of eight progressive group thrashings, and afterward guided them to nine successes in succession in 2018-19.

His most recent winless run presently leaves the club looking for just their third administrator since 2013.

‘There’s no reasons’
Addressing BBC Radio Bristol following the annihilation by neighborhood rivals Cardiff – however before his sacking was declared – Johnson said he had “no reasons” for the ongoing run of misfortunes.

“We’ve got a good squad here, some good players, but for whatever reason after the Covid-19 break we just haven’t blended or gelled as we actually thought we would,” he said.

“Obviously we have not been good enough over the course of the season, it’s not just today and all we can do is set the tone moving forward.

“It’s disappointing but no one is more disappointed than me.”


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