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Nigel Pearson - Confirmed ‘Manager’ Till End of Season


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2 minutes ago, Bristolisredd said:

Just a thought ... what’s to say he does extremely well here till the end of the season but decides to leave and take a better job in the summer because we only gave him a contract till the end of the season ?? Get him on a 5 year contract 

Could be a plan here. 
 
I still think we have either Cook (contractural issues) or Appleton (loyalty to Lincoln) in our sights for end of season.

However, if we stay up/Pearson does well then we can decide whether his demands - which are likely to be far in excess of the other two - are worth paying.

If we go down, Pearson won’t be interested in managing at that level whereas the other two would. 
 

Having said all that, I too would have liked a 2 or 3 year contract to provide greater level of stability and ability to actually lay solid foundations to move forward rather than a short-term fix. 

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9 minutes ago, Bristolisredd said:

Just a thought ... what’s to say he does extremely well here till the end of the season but decides to leave and take a better job in the summer because we only gave him a contract till the end of the season ?? Get him on a 5 year contract 

Maybe it’s Pearson who wants a short contract till the end of the season. That way he could assess the state of the club and the level of support he’s going to get. If he likes what he’s found he can sign a longer contract. Assuming the football improves he will be in a strong position as it would be difficult for SL not to keep him 

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2 minutes ago, Bodiesaffer said:

Because they’ll want to stay. If this happens it’s a statement of intent.

When you recruit quality players - the likes of Kalas, Mawson, Wells, Martin, Lansbury - but then place a nobody in charge of them as Coach, those players quickly become disillusioned if the Coach turns out to be a dud.

What quality players require is a quality Coach, one they respect. Pearson is certainly that.

And like you say, maybe some of those ooc in the summer will want to stay, if Pearson does too. 

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Blimey, this appointment will force the club to change - if the structure and personnel stays the same then this will end in tears.

Can you imagine Pearson with Ashton?

Bristol football about to get very prickly with Joey Barton heavily linked to the Gas.

Would be well chuffed with Pearson - a real catalyst for change at AG.

 

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1 minute ago, Fordy62 said:

Wow. This is happening isn’t it?

This is a bold bold statement from SL. Fair play to him. 

Wanted him here for years , really excited about this appointment. I think SL is really pissed off, all that money spent and in real danger of relegation. SL stated an appointment  to take us up the next level - this is that appointment. Hopefully will be here next season 

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1 minute ago, pongo88 said:

Maybe it’s Pearson who wants a short contract till the end of the season. That way he could assess the state of the club and the level of support he’s going to get. If he likes what he’s found he can sign a longer contract. Assuming the football improves he will be in a strong position as it would be difficult for SL not to keep him 

Really hope you are right. My excitement is very much tempered by it only being until the end of the season - would be such a City thing for us to get a decent manager at last and for it to balls up somehow. Really really hoping this works!  

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