Bristol City’s Lee Johnson: ‘We are not really fancied and that suits us’ | Ben Fisher

30 January 2019 09:59
After three years in charge, the Championship’s second longest-serving manager has built a confident and maturing side mounting an unlikely promotion charge“Are we going to have a party?” Lee Johnson asks, tongue in cheek, on being reminded that next Wednesday marks three years since he returned to Bristol City as manager. “There has got to be something because, in this day and age, to last three years is ridiculous.”That is depressingly true; 194 managers have left positions across English football’s top four tiers in that time, making the 37-year-old the second-longest serving in the Championship, behind Millwall’s Neil Harris. It has not been plain sailing but it is impossible to ignore the progress of his vibrant, young team – unbeaten in 12 matches having last tasted defeat on 24 November. The Robins are dark horses for promotion. Related: Championship promotion race: who’s heading up and who’s missing out? | Ben Fisher Related: Ten Football League teenagers to watch in 2019 | Ben Fisher Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian