Dean Holden Appointed Bristol City Head Coach

  • August 10, 2020 | By Chris Mann
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Dean Holden has been given a second chance at management after being appointed Head Coach of Championship club Bristol City.

Holden, who made 21 appearances as a player for Bolton between 1999 and 2001, remains a popular figure amongst supporters at the University of Bolton Stadium, a ground in which he would surely have made a bigger impression had it not been for a severely broken leg suffered in the infancy of his career.

The 40-year-old had been assistant to the recently dismissed Lee Johnson at Ashton Gate but will now get the opportunity to step out and become the main man, something he barely had time to achieve during a brief spell in charge of Oldham Athletic in 2015.

Having been on the staff at City since November 2016, Holden will look to use his first-hand experience of the Robins to build a squad capable of achieving success.

Speaking to, Holden said: "I am honoured to take on the role of head coach - it's a very proud moment for me and my family. I'm excited about this opportunity and I'm delighted that the Board have selected me.

"I want to say we will go into every game wanting to win with attacking and exciting football. That's what fans want. I know what it's like to be a supporter. I love that our supporters care and are so passionate. I know what that's like - it's important to them and rightly so. I spent all my money as a kid following my team around the country home and away.

"What you see is what you get with me. I'll be honest with the players, staff and the fans and I'll graft as hard as I can to bring success to this football club."

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Pos Team Pld Pts
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2 Barnsley 0 0
3 Bolton Wanderers 0 0
4 Bristol Rovers 0 0
5 Burton Albion 0 0
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