By Amir Mir
Lee Johnson has stated he is “100 per cent focused” on Bristol City, as he reassured supporters he is going to stay at the club.
BBC Sport website claims that the Robins boss was one of the preferred candidates on the initial 10-man shortlist for the vacant Aston Villa managerial job, alongside Steve Bruce, Sean Dyche and David Wagner.
But 35-year-old Johnson, who has guided Bristol City to fifth in the Championship with 20 points from eleven games, has expressed his fierce ambitions to stay at the club, despite interest from Villa.
“I always dreamed of being here and earning my stripes as a coach, so why would I want to leave when I’m so happy,” Johnson told the Bristol Post. “My focus is one hundred per cent on Bristol City, because what is happening here is so exciting.