Pearson sets sights on the promised land
Manager Nigel Pearson has revealed a desire to guide Bristol City to the Premier League after earning a three-year contract.
Pearson took the reins at Ashton Gate on a temporary basis in February after Dean Holden was sacked following a run of six successive defeats across all competitions.
The 57-year-old led the Robins to a 3-1 win at Swansea in his first game at the helm but has only picked up one further victory in the following 11 matches.
Despite his failure to get them on a positive track and potentially into the playoff picture in the final months of the term, chairman Jon Lansdown has handed over a long-term contract in the hope of bringing some stability back to the club.
Bristol City sit 18th with two games left to play and are on course for their lowest finish since 2015-16 when they had just returned to the Championship.
Despite their struggles this season, Pearson feels the squad is full of potential and has lofty ambitions for the years ahead.
Pearson told the club's official website: “I’m delighted to become the permanent manager of Bristol City. This is such a fantastic opportunity at a sound football club that has so much more potential.
“The Lansdowns have a long-term vision, not just for Bristol City but for sport in the area, and I’m very grateful for the chance to be at the forefront of that.
“I want to be part of a team that gets to the Premier League. It’s going to be a tough journey and we’ll need the right people on board to achieve it but I am excited about the possibilities ahead.”
Meanwhile, Bristol City are 4.33 to win at Millwall, who are 1.90, on Saturday, while the draw is available at 3.40.