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Danny Wilson

Nationality: English
Date of Birth: 01/01/1960


Biography:

Danny Wilson agreed a new three-year contract with Bristol City in the summer of 2003.

The former Barnsley and Sheffield Wednesday boss took the club to the Second Division play-offs last season as well as enjoying success in the LDV Vans Trophy.

"I'm delighted everything is settled and we can look forward to building on the progress made in recent seasons," Wilson told the club's official website.

"Of course, promotion to the First Division remains the main objective.

"We came so close last season and I know I have a group of players who will work hard and listen to what they are told.

"I think a three-year deal rather than a rolling contract gives everyone a firmer idea of where they stand.

"I hope to still be here in three years' time, but that will depend on us being successful."

Wilson was appointed manager of the Ashton Gate club in June 2000 with the aim of returning the club to the First Division.

He had only been out of the game for three months following an up and down spell as Sheffield Wednesday manager, which ended with the Owls looking certain to be relegated from the Premiership.

Wilson was tremendously popular at Hillsborough as a player during his four year spell with the club between 1990 and 1994 helping them to promotion from Division Two and success in the League Cup in 1991.

He was appointed player-manager of Barnsley in 1994 when Viv Anderson moved to Middlesbrough as assistant to Bryan Robson. He took them to an unlikely promotion in 1997, but was unable to keep the Tykes in the top flight, making a swift return to Division One.

In his first year at Hillsborough, Wilson endured a mediocre season, but the 1999/00 campaign proved disastrous. The Owls were entrenched in the relegation zone for the whole season, and Wilson was eventually sacked in March after failing to turn the tide. He was not off the merry-go-round for long, however, as Second Division side, Bristol City, decided he was the man to replace Tony Fawthrop, and lead the Robins back towards Division One.

(info as at 01/10/03 courtesy League Managers Association)


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