Sean O'Driscoll sacked by Bristol City after just 10 months in charge
O'Driscoll oversaw relegation from League One and the Robins have struggled in League Two since
Thursday 28 November 2013
Bristol City have parted company with head coach Sean O'Driscoll with immediate effect.
The 56-year-old, who had been in charge for just 10 months, leaves Ashton Gate with the team currently 22nd in the Sky Bet League One table, having managed only two wins in 18 matches this season.
"We have given the situation as much time as we could to improve but have become increasingly concerned about the club's league position and have decided that a change of head coach will give the club the best possible chance of improving this," vice chairman Jon Lansdown wrote in an email to supporters.
"The league table does not lie. We are currently in the relegation zone and have been there for most of the season. This is not acceptable and the board feels that it needs to take action to try and rectify this; we need to move to ensure that results on the pitch keep up with progress off the pitch.
"It is vital that we now look to appoint a head coach who buys into our strategy and can help us to continue to grow and develop it successfully. This, of course, includes results on the pitch.
"This is an important decision and one which we will take careful consideration and diligence in making."
O'Driscoll oversaw just 11 victories during his 40 games at the helm of the Robins as they suffered relegation to League One and then struggled at the foot of the third tier.
Having gone 12 league games without a win, O'Driscoll oversaw two wins from three league games heading into November but a defeat to Sheffield United and draws with Tranmere and finally Leyton Orient on Tuesday proved to be his last matches at the helm.
John Pemberton will take charge of the first team for Saturday's visit to Preston.
Latest in Sport
Manchester United's best XI of the season so far: No place for Angel Di Maria or Juan Mata
Manchester United's Angel Di Maria sells more shirts than Alexis Sanchez, Diego Costa and every other player in the Premier League
Hector Bellerin opens up on switch from Barcelona to Arsenal
WrestleMania 31 results: Seth Rollins stuns WWE as he cashes in Money in the Bank contract to claim title from Brock Lesnar
WrestleMania 31: What time does it start? Full match card and preview ahead of WWE event
- 3 Gamers confess the worst things they've done in The Sims
- 4 Germanwings crash: 'Andreas Lubitz planned to marry pregnant girlfriend', claims German report
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
Street preacher quoting from the Bible fined for calling homosexuality an 'abomination'
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
David Cameron calls Labour 'hopeless, sneering socialists' while announcing 7-day NHS plans