Mendes, Wilder and the SAS: how Lee Johnson has Bristol City on the rise

11 March 2020 11:00
The innovative manager of the Championship promotion hopefuls will stop at nothing to take the club forward Lee Johnson is discussing confidence and courage, traits that will likely go some way to determining his team’s play-off credentials across the remaining nine games of another marathon Championship season, though he is not talking Bristol City but rather a night behind-the-scenes at Cirque du Soleil.“It is not as random as football but it is interesting to see how athletes control their environment,” he says in an Ashton Gate office usually home to Mark Ashton, the club’s chief executive officer. “It’s a billion-dollar business all over the world and they are often put in dangerous situations. There’s a sphere the size of this room and they chuck four motorbikes in there at full pelt and if you don’t trust your mate, or the timing, or the choreography, you’re dead and every rib has gone. There has to be that rapport or that bond.” Related: Wayne Rooney: 'As a kid every half-time I argued with Ferguson' Related: Why Jude Bellingham is already on the radar of football's powerhouses Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian