Former Leicester City Manager Nigel Pearson has been installed as the favourite for the vacant Manager’s position at Bristol City according to the Gazette Live.

The 52 year old is currently out of work after being sacked by The Foxes in the summer following a breach of discipline by his son James who was registered as a player for the club during Pearson’s tenure as Manager.

Bristol City sacked Manager Steve Cotterill earlier this week after a damaging 2-1 home defeat to Preston North End on Tuesday evening left The Robins cemented in the relegation places. The club have struggled to adapt to life in The Championship after romping to the League 1 title last season.

Cotterill won a promotion and Johnstones’ Paint Trophy double for the club last season but has struggled to build on last season’s success. The club’s downfall this season has been the inability to attract quality players to Ashton Gate after missing out on several summer transfer targets. The club have had to resort to overseas scouting to try to solve the problem.

Should Pearson be handed the job at Ashton Gate, the move would signify a major coup for the club with Pearson having turned previous club Leicester City from a bottom half of the table Championship side into a solid Premier League outfit.

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