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Nigel Pearson Sacked by Leicester City

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They say that all that matters is the result. Leicester City prove that's not true as they fire the EPL's hottest form manager of 2015.

New boss/Old boss?
New boss/Old boss?
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Virtually every EPL manager gets fired at some point and Nigel Pearson perhaps lasted a little longer than he could have expected. Based purely on the on team achievements he has been a successful manager, taking the Foxes into the EPL and despite looking pretty dead in the water at Christmas, Premiership survival. Pearson though has had a few issues that have left the club dealing with a little bad PR. During the 2014/15 season he called an journalist an ostrich and clashed physically with Crystal Palace's James McArthur.

These events always gave the impression the Leicester City hierarchy wouldn't have needed much pushing to end Pearson's tenure.  If they were tempted previously the fantastic results and performances of his Leicester side would have kept them holding the reigns.  We don't know but the situation involving his son cannot of helped calm any troubled waters.

Pearson's management success will not have gone unnoticed and you can bet come Christmas the sides looking to escape relation will be offering him riches to "do a Leicester". Meanwhile the club need to decide on their next appointment and do so pretty quickly. The Foxes have a nice little opening run to the 2015/16 season and will target getting more points on the board early this time around.

Leicester's opening 6 games are

Sunderland (home)

West Ham United (away)

Tottenham Hotspur (home)

Bournemouth (away)

Aston Villa (home)

Stoke City (Away)

Ex player Neil Lennon has been installed as early favourite to take over and if approached with Bolton Wanderers financial situation you would think he would take it up.  Lennon though is very similar to Pearson in personality and may not be how the club wish to go.  Steve Cotterill, Sam Allardyce, Guus Hiddink, Esteban Cambiasso and of course David Moyes are the other names linked.

Big Sam would be my choice as a manager proven in building mid table EPL sides.  Perhaps the owners may prefer to go more romantic and appoint Cambiasso.  It worked for Gary Monk didn't it.


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