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Nigel Pearson - Confirmed ‘Manager’ Till End of Season


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1 minute ago, scrumpy88 said:

Very happy with this... slight concern is what happened with him at Derby, fell out with the chairman and players, ended up getting sacked leaving them in 20th

Glad you prefixed your concern with "very happy with this", as I can still say that in 27 pages of comments not one dissenting voice over this appointment to be. I cannot remember that ever being the case before since the inception of OTIB.

Let's just hope Ashton doesn't put his oar in and screw this up at the 11th hour. 

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1 hour ago, cityloyal473 said:

Meh. That worries me. If there is potential commitment issues I'd rather look elsewhere to be honest. 

I would suspect that it’s a contract whereby he’s committed for the season - if he keeps us up and it’s working well it’s verbally agreed he’ll continue. I would suspect his contract includes a hefty ‘survival’ bonus and an even heftier ‘playoff’ bonus if he somehow achieved that.

Obviously he won’t come cheap so in a worst case scenario it’s not realistic to keep him in L1. We’d also need to restructure like we did under SO’D.

A short term contract for now is prudent on our part. 

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Whether it is announced or not, you can bet the players will be told -assuming it is true of course but I feel like too many places are reporting it for it not to be. Watch them bust a gut against Boro tomorrow knowing he will be watching them...

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2 minutes ago, semblar said:

Whether it is announced or not, you can bet the players will be told -assuming it is true of course but I feel like too many places are reporting it for it not to be. Watch them bust a gut against Boro tomorrow knowing he will be watching them...

The test is whether they have any guts to bust! 

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2 minutes ago, Phileas Fogg said:

I’m pretty sure it’ll end up being today. No reason to delay. I predict by mid morning we’ll have word there’s a press conference.

Hope so @Phileas Fogg my only reason for saying is because this news broke out quite late last night. But let’s see. 
 

Good luck to everyone today who has work...I’m sure we’ll all be concentrating elsewhere 

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5 minutes ago, Bodiesaffer said:

Just been thinking whilst I drink a coffee. I wonder if this is who they wanted in the summer. Due to COVID it didn’t happen. 

I was thinking the same after listening to Landsdowns interview. He said there were a couple more people being spoken to this time who weren't previously because it wasn't right for them (or something like that).  Perhaps Nigel's COVID situation meant he was one of them.

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28 minutes ago, RedorDead BCFC said:

I would think it’s all to do with relegation. If we don’t succeed in staying up would Pearson want to manage a league one team? Or would we be able to afford him? 
Would not surprise me if we stay up then he gets x a week to stay on next season. 
McCarthy at Cardiff would probably be the same as they were in free fall now they are knocking on play offs door. And would not surprise me if they finish in them. I can’t see Cardiff starting next season without McCarthy as manager. 
Likewise Colin last season with Boro. 
It is a safety net for both sides with what ever target triggering a longer contract. 

Agree , I’d imagine Pearson is coming in with a brief to keep us up with a bonus in place if he does. Gives him a couple of months to review the squad and us as a club and us the same. If we stay up (which I think now we will) and Pearson is backed in the summer financially then can see him staying 

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3 minutes ago, Bristolisredd said:

What’s your reasoning for this , redpool?

See above mate. Only reason being this story broke out quite late last night.

Would like to think they wold cross the t’s and dot the I’s today. Announce tomorrow. 

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20 minutes ago, old_eastender said:

Glad you prefixed your concern with "very happy with this", as I can still say that in 27 pages of comments not one dissenting voice over this appointment to be. I cannot remember that ever being the case before since the inception of OTIB.

Let's just hope Ashton doesn't put his oar in and screw this up at the 11th hour. 

The "Hughes or Pearson" thread has a few saying they wouldn't want him. I guess they've decided silence is the best option for now.

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Precisely the sort of appointment we should have been looking to make not just last summer but 5 years ago when Cotts left, 5 years wasted on a borderline incomprehensible 'project'.

Nigel Person would be an appointment we can all understand. Been there and done it. Hopeful that this will be confirmed today.

 

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