Lansdown: Take City to next level
Owner wants new boss to take Robins into Premier League ‘as soon as possible’
BRISTOL City owner Steve Lansdown has reiterated that the club are looking for a new manager that can take the Robins into the Premier League after the sacking of Lee Johnson.
City were the only Championship side to have lost every game since the season restarted following their 1-0 defeat to Cardiff on Saturday.
That run pushed them out of contention for the play-offs and brought an end to Johnson’s reign after over four years in charge. With City now set for another season in the Championship after falling away following a strong start, Lansdown, pictured, has explained the club are seeking a candidate that can take them to the next level and earn promotion to the Premier League.
“It’s the usual scene, although I haven’t been in it for a while, we’ve got a lot of good applicants,” club owner Lansdown told talkSPORT.
“Jon Lansdown and Mark Ashton are sifting through those at the moment, and drawing up a shortlist.
“We have a particular type of person we want to come in. There’s been a lot of good work here by Lee, we don’t want to lose that, someone has to come in and build on that.
“The aim is to get into the Premier League as soon as we can.”
On the departure of Johnson, he added: “I’m very sad, as much as he was an employee of mine, I’ve known him a long, long time as a player here and the last four and a half years as a manager.
“We worked very closely together, we spent a lot of time together and