Nigel Pearson loses job despite great escape
Leicester City Football Club have announced the sacking of first-team manager Nigel Pearson.
The news will come as quite a shock to the Leicester fans and the footballing world after the job Pearson did at the end of last season keeping The Foxes in the Premier League.
Pearson guided Leicester to seven wins from their last nine games which ensured their safety in the top-division, but despite the miraculous escape, the club has just now confirmed he has been sacked.
The news comes just weeks after his son, James Pearson, was sacked by the club after he starred in a erotic video filmed in Thailand.
Leicester have since released the following statement on their official website.
“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.
“Leicester City’s owners, Vichai and Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, and the Board of Directors would like to place on record their thanks to Nigel for the considerable contribution he has made during his time with the Club and wish him well in the future.
“Khun Vichai and Khun Top remain wholly committed to the Club’s long-term development and to on going investment in a squad that will continue to be competitive in the Premier League. We trust that the Club’s supporters will recognise that the owners have always acted with the best interests of the Club at heart and with the Club’s long-term future as their greatest priority.
“Craig Shakespeare and Steve Walsh will take charge of first team duties while the Club begins its recruitment of a new manager. There will be no further comment until this process has concluded.”
Written by Alex Batt – @AlexBatt