Lans­down: Take City to next level

Owner wants new boss to take Robins into Premier League ‘as soon as pos­si­ble’

Western Daily Press - - Sport - ELLIOTT JACK­SON Foot­ball writer

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

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