Bristol City should copy Brentford or Norwich City models, according to ex-Football League boss
Ian Holloway thinks Bristol City and Bristol Rovers need follow the model of clubs like Burnley, Bournemouth, Brentford and Norwich City, as per his column on Bristol Live.
The experienced Football League boss has hit out at the Bristol clubs over their recent sackings of Paul Tisdale and Dean Holden.
Holloway, who is currently available after parting company with Grimsby Town in December, believes the pair need to give their managers more time.
Bristol City are currently 14th in the Championship whilst Bristol Rovers are 18th in League One.
Holloway has said: “Dean Holden was given six months to lift fortunes at Ashton Gate, while Paul Tisdale got 12 weeks to right the wrongs at Rovers. What a sad joke. No wonder the wait goes on for a wonderful place like Bristol to have a Premier League football team.”
He added: “You don’t have to look far to see that stability is a huge asset. Clubs who have over-performed in recent years, such as Burnley and Bournemouth, spent years building with the same man in charge of the team.”
“Brentford stuck with Thomas Frank as head coach after missing out on promotion from the Championship last season and I firmly believe they will get to the Premier League soon.
“Norwich City demonstrated faith in Daniel Farke when relegated last season and are showing every sign of regaining a place among the elite of English football at the first attempt. All these are clubs comparable with City and Rovers.”
Bristol City and Bristol Rovers both have big decisions to make on who to appoint as their new bosses. There is no doubt they both are crying out for some stability.
Holloway believes whoever they go for need to be backed and given chance to get their ideas across.
The former QPR, Millwall, Blackpool and Crystal Palace man is not in the running for a return to the Memorial Ground.