Bristol City have installed Sean O'Driscoll as the club's new manager. The former Doncaster and Nottingham Forest boss has signed a twelve month rolling contract and takes over from Derek McInnes, who was sacked at the weekend.
Our Sports Correspondent Matthias Kurth reports:
Following the announcement that Sean O'Driscoll will replace Derek McInnes as the manager of Bristol City, the club's managing director Jon Lansdown also confirms that Derek's' assistant, Tony Docherty, has now also left the club.
New support staff for Sean O'Driscoll will be appointed in due course. Following his appointment Sean said
"This club is a good fit (for me) and has come around to my way if thinking... And the way they want to develop this club in the long term appeals to me".
The 55 year old former Nottingham Forest and Doncaster boss handed 12 month rolling contract at Ashton Gate.
Bristol City fans have taken to Twitter to welcome the appointment of Sean O'Driscoll. The 55-year-old has been named the successor to former boss Derek McInnes, who left the club following the 4-0 defeat to Leicester City on Saturday.
I personally think Sean O'Driscoll will save Bristol City from relegation, it was a joke he was sacked from Forest in the first place.
Sean O'Driscoll a very good appointment for Bristol City. Unlucky to get boot at Forest & has the quality to get City out of trouble
Bristol City have unveiled Sean O'Driscoll as their new manager just two days after the sacking of Derek McInnes following the 4-0 home defeat against Leicester.
Read the full statement on the Bristol City website.
Following the announcement that Sean O'Driscoll is the new manager of Bristol City football club Jon Lansdown, the club's Football Managing Director, said:
– Jon Lansdown, Bristol City Managing Director
It's important that we give ourselves the best possible chance of surviving and moving up the Championship table this season. In Sean we have someone with a track record of developing clubs longer term, as well as a wealth of experience at this level, which will be vital in our fight for survival in the Championship. I am delighted he decided to join us ahead of a number of other offers he has received. This season has been a rocky ride and we find ourselves in a difficult position, but we still have the time and ability to get out of it.
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