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Last Updated: Saturday, 5 June, 2004, 10:14 GMT 11:14 UK
Wilson leaves Robins post
Former Bristol City boss Danny Wilson
Wilson paid the price for failing to win promotion
Bristol City have announced manager Danny Wilson has parted company with the club after four years in charge.

The news came days after the Robins lost in the Division Two play-offs for the second season running, being beaten 1-0 by Brighton in this year's final.

The former Northern Ireland international won 107 of his 226 games as City boss.

In his four seasons in charge, they finished ninth, seventh, third and third in Division Two.

Bristol City chairman Steve Lansdown confirmed that the play-off final defeat effectively cost Wilson his job.

In a statement, Lansdown said: "Our unfortunate defeat has unquestionably caused the momentum of the club to falter and after careful consideration the board believes it is time for a change."

Danny Wilson has been a good manager for Bristol City
Robins' chairman Steve Lansdown

Lansdown also paid tribute to Wilson, telling the Robins' official website: "Danny has made a significant contribution to the development of the club.

"We are extremely grateful to him for that.

"Danny's period of stability has produced a firm footing for the club to go forward.

"His successor will inherit a strong squad and sound infrastructure.

"Danny Wilson has been a good manager for Bristol City and I have enjoyed working with him," added Lansdown.




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