The time must surely be close at hand when someone makes a decision on whether our new manager will sign up for a longer term and will it be him or the board that answers that question? The results under his short tenure have been poor and although I expected him to improve the situation it begs the question if the problem actually lies with probably one of the poorest excuses for a football team at Ashton Gate for years or whether his coaching methods fell short of the remit? Pearson is the most recognized name at the helm for a long time and although he walked in to the situation with open eyes I wonder what he must now be thinking when it comes down to a viable future based on the squad he inherited? It is clearly visible from the moon that whoever is in charge next season has the unenviable task of sorting out the mess that has built up over several seasons of misspending and allowing the cream of the crop to leave, albeit for good fees, only to be replaced by sub-standard players who aren't fit for purpose or wearing the Bristol City shirt. The task at hand is difficult at best and we all want our beloved team to do better but I am concerned at where we might go should Pearson leave and the historical hiring practices return to fore. There could be difficult times ahead that could be lightened by someone making the decision in the next week or so regarding our manager, but if we leave it on the sideline any longer I fear that we may end up with yet another less than capable substitute. Personally I don't think we can lose by offering Nigel a 2 year deal and then hope he get's the freedom to rebuild the squad in his image made up of players he can trust to do the job.