Bristol City appoint Sean O'Driscoll as manager

Sean O'Driscoll was briefly out of work after leaving Nottingham Forest. Photo: PA

Championship strugglers Bristol City have appointed Sean O'Driscoll as head coach, following the departure of Derek McInnes.

O'Driscoll was recently sacked as Nottingham Forest boss, and was linked with a move to Barnsley.

The club parted company with manager McInnes on Saturday night after 15 months in charge at Ashton Gate on the back of a 4-0 home defeat to Leicester.

And the City board moved quickly to appoint the former Doncaster boss who turned down fellow strugglers Barnsley last week.

O'Driscoll, who has signed a 12-month rolling contract, was relieved of his duties at Forest on Boxing Day after just five months in charge, a decision which shocked many in football