Head coach of Bristol City, Dean Holden has been sacked by the club, after Tuesday’s 2-0 home defeat to Reading in the Championship.

Having previously been assistant to former boss Lee Johnson; Dean Holden had been in charge at Bristol City for just over six months.

In the Championship table, Bristol City lost 2-0 at home to Reading on Tuesday to drop to the 13th position.

In a statement, Bristol City said: “Dean Holden has been relieved of his duties with immediate effect.

“Following a sixth successive defeat, the Bristol City board have decided that a change of head coach is necessary.

“Assistant head coaches Paul Simpson and Keith Downing will take charge of training until further notice.

“The club would like to thank Dean for his service to the club over the years and we wish him well for the future.

“There will be no further comment at this stage.”

Last Saturday, Bristol City were thrashed 6-0 by Watford at Vicarage Road, as they failed to register a shot on target until the 82nd minute.