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Discussion in 'Bristol City' started by AshtonRed, Oct 22, 2021.
Former Preston North End manager leaves Bristol City as Robins change backroom staff
Former England Youth boss departs BS3 after 14 months at Ashton Gate
Carlisle (his home town) are looking for a new manager???
THATS A REAL SHAME as he was 2nd in command and Fleming has pinched his job .. when DH WENT Simpson rattled up 2 wins then the ship rapidly sunk .......................
Absolute bollox, never 2nd in command, along with Downing he was assistant head coach, he rattled up one loss and one win and Fleming never pinched his job because he never had the job in the first place.
NP bringing his own staff in
He ain’t going to bring in Barton’s is he!
Wait and see
Well whover he is, he'd better be a bloody magician as well............
Having said that, can you find one for us?
Where do you go after Warnock and Mad Mick?
NP knows what he needs -bloody monster job he has sorting this shower of **** out.Years and Years of fumbling around-Hope he got some big balls cus he defiantly going to need em.
often being defiant.. ! has the opposite effect but he does need to get his act together as I pointed out to a member of staff!!!!
I always support the manager / staff as they have a job to do which 99.99999% on here wouldnt have a clue about!
When people get usurped in their job, down graded or others suspect there might be a "situation" it leads to unrest... maybe that is part of the city problem?
Full name Paul David Simpson
Date of birth 26 July 1966 (age 55)
Place of birth Carlisle, England
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1988 Manchester City 121 (18)
1984–1985 → Finn Harps (loan) 6 (3)
1988–1992 Oxford United 144 (43)
1992–1997 Derby County 186 (48)
1996 → Sheffield United (loan) 6 (0)
1997–2000 Wolverhampton Wanderers 52 (6)
1998 → Walsall (loan) 10 (0)
2000–2002 Blackpool 76 (13)
2002–2003 Rochdale 42 (15)
2003–2006 Carlisle United 36 (6)
Total 679 (150)
1986–1987 England U21 5 (1)
2002–2003 Rochdale (player-manager)
2003–2006 Carlisle United (player-manager)
2006–2007 Preston North End
2008–2010 Shrewsbury Town
2010–2011 Stockport County
2012 Northwich Victoria
2017–2020 England U20
2021 Bristol City (caretaker)
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England (as manager)
FIFA U-20 World Cup
Winner 2017 South Korea
After manager John Hollins departed from Rochdale in 2002, Simpson stepped in as player-manager. He began the season in equally bright goal-scoring form, but as the pressure of management took its toll and he enjoyed a largely unsuccessful season. Simpson left Rochdale after only season in charge where they reached the FA Cup 5th round, an equal club record, but finished 19th after a late turnaround by Macclesfield saw them drop from 13th in the final 10minutes of the season.
Following his departure from Rochdale, Simpson moved back to his home town, where he became the manager of Carlisle United. He also played for the club. Carlisle were relegated to the Conference in his first year at Brunton Park, at a time when the club was struggling financially. A transfer embargo prevented new players being brought in and by December Carlisle were 15 points adrift, and despite an improved latter half of the season, the club were eventually relegated. However, he immediately led Carlisle back to League Two in 2004–05 as Conference National Playoff winners. Following this, Simpson enjoyed perhaps his best season as a manager, leading Carlisle to double – promotion, winning promotion to League One as League Two champions. He was also named as the League Two Manager of the Year and in the League Managers Association statistics was the best manager in the country on points per game above Rafael Benítez.
Simpson played his final game as a professional player on 6 May 2006 at Edgeley Park against Stockport County, the club he later managed, on a day where the 2 teams drew 0 – 0, meaning that Carlisle were promoted as champions, and Stockport survived relegation from the Football League. This marked the end of his playing career after 24 years.
Preston North End
In June 2006, following his success at Carlisle, Simpson left the club to replace Billy Davies as manager of Preston North End, where he led the Lancashire side to the top of the Championship by December, their highest league placing for 55 years. However, after only being able to bring 3 free transfers in January they were unable to maintain this position and missed out on the play-offs by goal difference despite beating already promoted Birmingham on the last day. After losing key player David Nugent, the team made a bad start to the 2007–08 season (including just three victories) resulting in Simpson being sacked on 13 November 2007.
On 12 March 2008, he was appointed manager of League Two club Shrewsbury Town, replacing Gary Peters who had left the club by mutual consent after a poor run of results. After helping them avoid relegation in his first season, Simpson then took them to the Play-off Final where they lost to a last minute Gillingham goal. In the following campaign after an overall decent first half of the season, Shrewsbury were dealt six straight defeats in March and April, ultimately costing them a place in the play-offs. He was dismissed as manager on 30 April 2010.
Simpson was confirmed as the new manager of Stockport County on 12 July 2010 following a takeover by The 2015 Group. He replaced former manager Gary Ablett, who was sacked by the club's new owners after the club spent the entire season in administration – the worst season in the club's history, with County gaining just 25 points from 46 games.
Simpson was charged with the task of staying in the division and rebuilding a squad which has been ravaged by administration, and ensuring the survival of the club in League Two in the coming season. He was instructed to work with Peter Ward as his assistant manager, and former youth team manager Alan Lord was put in charge of Youth Development. Both Ward and Lord were returning to County having previously worked there under former manager Jim Gannon between 2005 and 2009. Ward was also a former Stockport captain, playing for the club in the 1990s. Simpson also employed former coach Stuart Delaney as Youth Team Manager.
Simpson made his first new signing as County boss on 14 July 2010, bringing former Hull City right-back Mark Lynch from Rotherham United on a free transfer.
Simpson was sacked on 4 January 2011 after a run of just three wins in 19 games.
Simpson was appointed manager of Northern Premier League Premier Division side Northwich Victoria on 1 February 2012, with Alan Wright as his assistant. However, he departed after only a month as he had been due to take up a role in Portugal at the end of the season. This was, however, brought forward to March, meaning Simpson left following the club's FA Trophy Quarter-final match on Saturday 25 February. His assistant, Alan Wright, oversaw a match with Rushall Olympic during Simpson's absence.
On 3 July 2015, Simpson was appointed as one of Steve McClaren's assistant coaches along with Ian Cathro, after leaving Derby County.
Simpson took charge of the England Under 20 Squad in 2017 and won the U20 World Cup in Suwon, South Korea on 11 June 2017, beating Venezuela by the only goal of the game. Simpson left his post on the 10th August 2020, to become assistant head coach to Dean Holden at Bristol City.
A MIXED BUT REASONABLY SUCCESSFUL CAREER ....
Personal information Curtis Flemming
Date of birth 8 October 1968 (age 53)
Place of birth Manchester, England
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Bristol City (assistant manager)
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1989 St Patrick's Athletic 60 (2)
1989 Swindon Town 0 (0)
1989–1991 St Patrick's Athletic 62 (2)
1991–2001 Middlesbrough 266 (3)
2001 → Birmingham City (loan) 6 (0)
2001–2004 Crystal Palace 45 (0)
2004–2005 Darlington 27 (0)
2005 Shelbourne 10 (0)
2006–2007 Billingham Synthonia 26 (0)
Total 411+ (5+)
1989–1990 Republic of Ireland U23 2 (0)
1989–1990 Republic of Ireland U21 5 (0)
1996–1998 Republic of Ireland 10 (0)
2007–2008 Livingston (assistant)
2012 Crystal Palace (assistant)
2012 Crystal Palace (caretaker)
2012–2014 Bolton Wanderers (first team coach)
2016 Hartlepool United (assistant)
2016–2018 Queens Park Rangers (assistant)
2018–2019 Middlesbrough (first team coach)
2019–2020 Punjab FC (reserve)
2020–2021 Punjab FC
2021 Bristol City (first team coach)
Fleming later coached at youth level at Middlesbrough and joined Livingston in June 2007, as assistant manager to Mark Proctor. In July 2011, Fleming joined former club Crystal Palace, managed by former Eagles teammate Dougie Freedman, as Development Coach. In July 2012, Fleming was promoted to the role of first team coach at Crystal Palace, yet moved on four months later to join Freedman in a similar role at Bolton Wanderers. In February 2016, Fleming joined former Boro teammate Craig Hignett at Hartlepool United as Assistant Manager. After less than a year at Hartlepool he was headhunted by Ian Holloway in December 2016 and moved to Queens Park Rangers as Assistant Manager. He moved to Middlesbrough as First Team coach in 2018 and left the club after the departure of Tony Pulis in May 2019. In 2019, he was appointed as the reserve team coach of Indian club Punjab FC for 2019-2020 season. On June 15 2020, he was appointed as the head coach of the main team. On July 28th 2021 Fleming was appointed as a temporary coach for Championship side Bristol City to stand in for Paul Simpson who took time off to receive treatment for renal cell carcinoma. On 22nd September 2021, Fleming was appointed as assistant manager at Ashton Gate on a permanent basis.
UUUUUUUUUM NOT A LOT GOING FOR HIM!
Why make out that you’ve been told something when it’s plainly obvious? It’s not rocket science to have a manager who wants his own team.
Simpson and Fleming were basically doing the same job so obviously one had to go
More to it than that Tom
THE WRONG ONE WENT............
Says who? , we don’t know what goes on behind the scenes, there was no point in them both staying since Nige has brought in his choice of Assistant. I’m sure there’s a plethora of reasons, but we’re not going to be told what they are, and neither should we.
Absolutely spot on, this poster gets all of his weird ideas from reading reports and watching highlights full stop.
Analysis - Simpson departs the club
Reaction from our City reporter....
Rumours came out this morning that Paul Simpson was on his way from the club. And our understanding is that it is not health-related, and more to do with the natural evolution at the club. Curtis Fleming recently joined the club and recently became assistant manager, which means that Simpson's own role has diminished over the months.
And against a backdrop of the club trying to improve everywhere, and with City looking to move forward and end this dreadful run at home, obviously the senior hierarchy have decided that now is the right time for