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Bristol City’s hunt for a new head coach continues - and there’s been a flurry of activity over the last 24 hours.

Bristol City want a progressive 'head coach' that will have a system that can be played across all teams at the club.

The club yesterday posted interviews with technical director Brian Tinnion and chairman Jon Lansdown about why the decision was made to sack Nigel Pearson, and what they're now looking for when it comes to a replacement. Both referred to the role as 'head coach' rather than manager, which has hinted that there will be a change to the management structure of the club.

Head coaches tend to work with the players and get the best out of them, and their responsibility is to coach them, whereas for a manager that is a more hands on role, and they play a small part in things like contract discussions, transfer talks and other things. Former player-turned-manager Brian Tinnion has been in his new role for little over a year, and played a huge role in drawing up targets in the summer, and they landed on most of them.

Both Lansdown and Tinnion believes that this squad is capable of challenging for promotion, and that is why they have made the change with 14-games gone in the season. The Robins are just five points off the play-offs, and there are still 96-points to play for.

Up next for Bristol City are Sheffield Wednesday, and currently it looks like Curtis Fleming will take charge of that game against the Owls. It remains to be seen whether he'll be in the role longer than one game, or if even the club are ready to make an appointment before then.

In the mean time, take a look at the current state of the betting market with SkyBet and where managers that have been placed in the running for the Bristol City job and tell us who you think should take the club forward.

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