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Nigel Pearson: Bristol City appoint ex-Leicester and Watford manager

Nigel Pearson's most successful time as manager was at Leicester, who he twice led to promotion and shaped a Premier League title winning team

Bristol City have appointed Nigel Pearson as their new manager.

The ex-Leicester City and Watford boss, 57, has been without a club since parting company with the Hornets two games before the end of last season.

He has been chosen to succeed the sacked Dean Holden and take charge at Ashton Gate until the end of this term.

Pearson, who began his managerial career at Carlisle, has also had spells in charge of Southampton, Hull City and Derby.

The Robins lie 15th in the Championship, 10 points clear of danger, on the back of a run of seven straight defeats.

The first six of them led to Holden's sacking on 17 February. but their losing streak continued on Saturday under caretaker boss Paul Simpson at home to Barnsley.

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