Date: 8th June 2017 at 10:30am
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Having joined the first team coaching setup on a temporary basis in March, Jamie McAllister has now been confirmed as a full time assistant head coach to Bristol City boss Lee Johnson.

When John Pemberton left Ashton Gate in March a backroom staff reshuffle saw McAllister step up from his U23 position. Impressing alongside Johnson, and assistant Dean Holden, the former Bristol City defender will now work with the first team on a permanent basis.

McAllister told the Official Website: ‘It was a tough decision for me to finish playing last year but it has proved the right decision. I`ve loved working with the under-23s and have seen them flourish over the course of the season, finishing fifth in the league, winning the Central League Cup and reaching the Gloucestershire Senior Challenge Cup final. I relished the opportunity to step up to work alongside the gaffer, Dean, the rest of the staff and players, helping to secure our Championship status.’

Alex Ball had stepped into the position left by McAllister but a permanent U23 appointment hasn’t yet been confirmed.

During his six year spell as a player at Ashton Gate, McAllister, 39, made over 200 appearances, helping Bristol City to promotion from League One and the Championship play-off final of 2008, becoming an U23 coach when he retired last summer.

Johnson added: ‘Jamie has made the transition from player to coach seamlessly and has been great to work with so far. He`s a talented coach and has Bristol City`s best interests at heart.’

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