McAllister aiding Robins Survival Push
- Sport Careers client Jamie McAllister promoted to first team coaching role at Bristol City
- Former Scotland and City defender moved up from development squad position to work alongside manager Lee Johnson
- City battling for survival in the Championship, one point above the relegation zone
Bristol City are fighting for their lives in the EFL Championship- and have drafted in Sport Careers client Jamie McAllister to aid their survival bid.
Former City defender and Scotland international McAllister was promoted from his previous role with the Robins' development squad as part of a reshuffle following the departure of assistant manager John Pemberton.
38 year-old McAllister, who only hung up his playing boots n the summer to take up his first full-time coaching role at Ashton Gate, is working alongside first-team manager Lee Johnson as the Robins battle to retain their status in English football's unforgiving second tier.
City are currently one point clear of Blackburn Rovers who occupy the final relegation sport with seven games remaining.
Robins' Chief Operating Officer Mark Ashton made it clear what he expects McAllister to bring to his new role in an interview with The Bristol Post:
"Jamie is someone who knows this football club very well, has experience of playing recently and is young, hungry and dynamic as a coach.
"He is well respected by the staff and by the players and also well-liked by both those sets of people. The fact he has been here for a period of time, means he knows the players and he knows the staff.
"Jamie's background knowledge of the football club and of the players and staff makes him the perfect choice.
"He is energetic, he is enthusiastic and a really good communicator. I believe he will have a positive impact on the football environment."