Bristol City chief executive Colin Sexton explains Steve Coppell's sudden departure
Steve Coppell has resigned as Bristol City manager with immediate effect after less than four months in the job.
Assistant manager Keith Millen has been handed the job on a three-year deal.
The former Manchester United winger also said he is to retire from football management, after spells with Reading, Manchester City and Crystal Palace.
"I found I could not become passionate about the role and give the commitment the position demands," the 55-year-old told the official club website.
Coppell - who previously stood down from his job at Manchester City after 33 days - was appointed as Bristol City manager in April following the departure of Gary Johnson, but did not take up the reins until the end of the season.
He oversaw just two competitive matches - the opening day 3-0 defeat at home to Millwall and Tuesday's 3-2 loss to Southend in the Carling Cup.
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