Bristol City owner Stephen Lansdown has ruled out any speculation linking his manager Lee Johnson with a move to West Bromwich Albion.
Johnson has been heavily linked with the West Brom job after Alan Pardew left the club. Darren Moore is currently in temporary charge of the club as they try and survive relegation from the Premier League.
But the Bristol City owner has ruled out any move for Johnson, saying that the City boss is going nowhere.
Speaking to BBC Radio Bristol, Lansdown said: “Lee is here for the long term. I know nothing about it, other than what I’ve read on Twitter or whatever. It’s not been mentioned to me.”
“I’m not aware that the club has had any sort of approach.”
Lee Johnson has previously managed Oldham Athletic and Barnsley before moving to the South West, and is a big part of the future plans at Ashton Gate.
“We stuck with him in the bad times, and he’s given us some good times this season,” said Stephen Lansdown.
“We now have to learn from what we’ve done this year and go again next year and look to go a few steps further, get in the top six and vie for promotion at the end of the season.”
Lansdown’s claims are supported by comments made by Lee Johnson less than a month ago, when he said he was more than happy at the Sky Bet Championship club.
He said: “It’s just speculation. I’m very happy here. I’ve got two years left of my contract and it’s a brilliant club. It’s a project and I’m already looking forward to next season.”
“I’m excited about next season already. There’s been so much work that’s been going on behind the scenes.”