The Football League Paper - - INSIDE - By Paul Ed­di­son

MAN­AGER Lee John­son be­lieves he and Bris­tol City are a match made in heaven af­ter sign­ing a new con­tract with the club.

John­son joined the Robins from Barns­ley in Fe­bru­ary and helped main­tain their Cham­pi­onship sta­tus last year, be­fore lead­ing them to a com­fort­able mid-ta­ble po­si­tion this term.

The 35-year-old ap­peared al­most 200 times for City dur­ing his play­ing days and has now agreed a deal that should keep him at Ash­ton Gate un­til 2020.

“I’m de­lighted and en­cour­aged that (owner) Steve Lans­down and the board have of­fered me this op­por­tu­nity to ex­tend my con­tract so early into my ten­ure,” said John­son, who started his man­age­rial ca­reer at Old­ham in 2013.

“It just con­firms how happy I am about my time back here so far and shows we are do­ing some­thing right.

“I’ve re­ally en­joyed my nine months in charge and the per­sonal re­la­tion­ships I’ve built with the staff, board, play­ers and sup­port­ers.

“Like I said when I was ap­pointed, Bris­tol City is the per­fect club for me. We want to de­liver success – ev­ery­thing about the club is pro­gres­sive and that’s why I’m des­per­ate to be a part of that in the longterm.”

DE­LIGHTED: Lee John­son

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