Bristol City Caretaker Manager John Pemberton has refused to rule himself out of the running to take the job on a permanent basis, according to the Nottingham Post.

The 51 year old has been at Ashton Gate under an Assistant Manager role for the past three years and was appointed Caretaker Manager following Steve Cotterill’s sacking last week.

Pemberton is being assisted by The Robins’ Under 21s Manager Wade Elliott while the club consider their next managerial move and the former Sheffield United and Leeds United star has not given up hope of the Interim duo getting an opportunity to prove their worth.

The pair guided Bristol City to a superb unexpected 1-0 victory over Middlesbrough at Ashton Gate on Saturday, a result which saw the Championship leaders lose their first league match since November and with the club currently being inundated with job applications it could well be that Pemberton and Elliott are given more time to impress.

After an experienced playing career, Pemberton has never been employed as a First Team Manager but has coached at Nottingham Forest where he also stood in as Caretaker Manager for a short period before later working at Sheffield United’s youth academy and guided the Bramall Lane club to an FA Youth Cup Final.

Bristol City are next in action on Tuesday evening when they face West Bromwich Albion at Ashton Gate in an FA Cup Third Round Replay.


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