Saturday 22 September 2018

Foxes sack Pearson amid 'differences'

Nigel Pearson has been sacked as manager of Leicester despite keeping the Foxes in the Premier League last season.

Pearson (right) took charge at the King Power Stadium for the second time in November 2011 and presided over promotion in the 2013/14 season to the top-flight, where they finished a respectable 14th in their maiden campaign after a brilliant run of results in the final weeks. However, the club announced Pearson had been relieved of his duties, saying "fundamental differences in perspective exist between us".

The club said in a statement: "The board of directors recognises the success Nigel has helped to bring to Leicester City during his two spells in charge of the club, particularly during the last three and a half years.

"However, it has become clear to the club that fundamental differences in perspective exist between us.

"Regrettably, the club believes that the working relationship between Nigel and the board is no longer viable."

Assistant managers Craig Shakespeare and Steve Walsh will take temporary charge of the club until a successor is appointed.

Former Leicester striker Gary Lineker tweeted: "Getting LCFC promoted and the greatest escape ever, Pearson is sacked? Are the folk running football stupid? Yes."

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