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Next Bristol City manager odds – will Gary Rowett replace Johnson?

Former Birmingham City manager Gary Rowett up in the television studio at half-time

Gary Rowett could become the next manager of Bristol City with the pressure increasing on Lee Johnson

Bristol City continue to hover just above the Championship relegation zone and there are an increasing number of fans who want a change of manager.

Lee Johnson enjoyed a bright start to the season at Ashton Gate, although the past few months have been dismal and Wednesday’s 2-0 home defeat against Fulham leaves the Robins just two points above the relegation zone.

Johnson is now under serious pressure after making the move from Barnsley last season, with Gary Rowett among the names being mentioned as a possible replacement, although no bookmaker has currently priced up the market while the current manager remains in place.

Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink is also likely to be interested should the position become vacant, with plenty of applications likely for a potential position that simply seems too big for Lee Johnson to currently fill.

Johnson has vowed to continue fighting at the club and it’s worth noting that a similar occurrence took place at Oakwell last season before the manager started to make his mark and the Tykes ended up rising through the League One table and enjoying promotion.

Johnson’s went to Newcastle on Saturday and stormed into a 2-0 lead, although the Magpies rallied to land a 2-2 draw. Even so, it was a point gained and potentially a result that keeps the manager in charge, with the head coach full of praise for his players’ performance.

“We were outstanding as a club today. The staff, the players, the fans all came together,” said Johnson.

“I was just proud of the club today. There has been a lot of stick flying about this week and rightly so, and of course I bear the brunt of it.

“The players have produced and if anyone was ever in doubt that this was a committed bunch of players then today they will have seen that.”

However, Bristol City were beaten 2-0 at Aston Villa on Tuesday night and perhaps Lee Johnson has taken charge for the final game…

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