Bristol City


Bristol City’s faith in Lee Johnson rewarded to keep owner’s vision intact

Bristol City manager Lee Johnson

It is the final day of the Championship campaign and Lee Johnson, Bristol City’s head coach, has just welcomed Steve Lansdown, the club’s owner, into his office at Ashton Gate, where a candid discussion about a rollercoaster season, including the need for “big balls” in the dugout, has strayed into a broader debate about a hire-and-fire epidemic in the second tier.

Harry Redknapp completes Birmingham’s escape with win over Bristol City

Birmingham City manager Harry Redknapp celebrates avoiding relegation after the game

The sun was shining on Birmingham City in more ways than one in the West Country as Harry Redknapp masterminded their escape from the threat of relegation with a second victory from his three matches in charge – as many as Gianfranco Zola registered across the ill-fated four months that left the Midlands club fighting for their lives on the final day of the season.