Lee Johnson has led Bristol City into the Championship play-offs but could he take over at Premier League strugglers Fulham?
Lee Johnson is reportedly in contention to take over at Fulham…and deservedly so.
The Cottagers put Claudio Ranieri out of his misery on Thursday, sacking the veteran Italian with the club ten points adrift of safety in the Premier League. According to the Mirror (1 March, page 69) Johnson is one of the main candidates to take over at Craven Cottage.
And he certainly feels like a good fit. More so than David Moyes or Steve Clarke, who have also been linked by the Express.
Johnson is a manager famed for turning a team into a unit greater than the sum of its parts while playing some of the most attractive, attack-minded football in the Championship. The new Slavisa Jokanovic, anyone?
Understandably, however, Bristol City fans are desperate to see Johnson stay at Ashton Gate for as long as possible. The 37-year-old has a lot to learn, with the Robins still prone to an alarming dip in form, but there is no doubting the incredible job he has done at Ashton Gate.
The chirpy Cockney led City to the EFL Cup semi-finals last season, beating Manchester United along the way, and they are currently in the play-offs – ahead of much fancied Derby County, Nottingham Forest and Aston Villa no less.
Praying Scott Parker bangs as Fulham manager the remainder of the season so they stay away from Lee Johnson. Will be absolutely fuming.
— Jamie (@Jay_Evans1997) March 1, 2019
Surely it wouldn’t make sense for him to go as we may be on the same league with Fulham likely to get relegated, the only reason he may leave could be the funds available, do you agree?
— Samuel Edwards (@TheOneRobin1998) March 1, 2019
That would prove any ‘building project’ nonsense to be false. If we don’t get anywhere under him we ain’t getting anywhere in that division. We won’t attract someone better. It would be absolutely catastrophic despite his hot and cold streaks.
— George Banks? (@GT3NB) March 1, 2019
Look at Rogers, I’m a Celtic fan this is my dream job I’m here for the long hall, He’s now left for Leicester! Although Fulham are no Leicester
— RedCity (@RedCity91982991) March 1, 2019
I can. If we get to play offs and fail then he may think he’s done as much as he can, knowing that there’s a good chance kalas, Webster, odowda will be off and another rebuild job will be needed.
— joe lloyd (@belter321123) March 1, 2019
You got no chance!! Hes loyal to city
— Dan Head (@danielhead94) March 1, 2019
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