'Catastrophic': Bristol City fans fear Lee Johnson is Fulham bound

A general view of Craven Cottage before the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Cardiff City at Craven Cottage on September 9, 2017 in London, England.

Lee Johnson has led Bristol City into the Championship play-offs but could he take over at Premier League strugglers Fulham?

Lee Johnson, manager of Bristol City looks on before the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Bristol City at Craven Cottage on October 31, 2017 in London, England.

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?

Slavisa Jokanovic manager of Fulham before the Sky Bet Championship match between Fulham and Cardiff City at Craven Cottage on September 9, 2017 in London, England.

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.

Lee Johnson, Manager of Bristol City during the Sky Bet Championship match between Bristol City and Reading at Ashton Gate on December 26, 2017 in Bristol, England.

 

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