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DEAN HOLDEN: Robins relieve manager of his duties

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Bristol City have confirmed that Dean Holden is no longer in charge of the club.

The move comes after the Robins lost 2-0 at home to Reading on Tuesday night.

Recently, Bristol have won just three of their last 12 games.

That includes a defeat at the hands of rivals Cardiff City in the Severnside Derby.

More worryingly, Holden's team have lost six straight defeats after the Reading match.

In their last four games, they've failed to score but conceded 11 goals.

Holden was given the job on a caretaker basis after Lee Johnson was sacked last summer.

After the season ended, the club handed him the reigns permanently.

This season, the Robins got off to a flyer winning their opening four Championship games.

Their recent run of form though has left them with work to do to reach the playoffs.

At the time of writing, they sit seven points adrift on the playoffs in 13th.

It's not the top six fans are worried about, however.

Owen Maers from BS3Talk believes the club may be sleepwalking into a relegation battle.

"I think it was the right time to pull the trigger," Owen told Local TV.

"City are sleepwalking into a relegation battle at this point.

"We saw it maybe last year with Hull. They were in a really good position around this time - around midtable.

"Suddenly they started dropping and I think the same will happen to Bristol City."


Who will be the next manager after Dean Holden?


The bookmakers have former Wigan manager Paul Cook as favourite to take over.

Other names include Alex Neil, Eddie Howe and Danny Cowley.

Some are even taking bets that former Chelsea manager Frank Lampard could be tempted to Ashton Gate.

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