Eustace, Rowett and Jones top Bristol City shortlist to replace Pearson

John Eustace, Gary Rowett and Nathan Jones are at the top of Bristol City's list of possible candidates to replace Nigel Pearson as manager, Sky Sports News can reveal.

All three managers are currently out of work.

Eustace was sacked by Birmingham three weeks ago to make way for Wayne Rooney.

Rowett mutually agreed to part ways with Millwall 10 days ago, and Jones has been out of work since leaving Southampton in February.

Pearson was sacked on Sunday morning after two-and-a-half-years at Ashton Gate, with City 15th in the Championship.