By Chris Wright
You may remember that not so very long ago, having already been sacked then immediately re-instated once before several months beforehand, Nigel Pearson took Leicester City on a frankly astounding LWWWWLWWDW run during their last 10 games of the season to stave off relegation in phenomenal style.
Indeed, after skulking around the arse-end of the Premier League for the majority of the 2014/15 season, Pearson’s side pulled their collective selves together and took 22 points of the final 30 on offer, scoring 22 goals and conceding but 11 despite playing the likes of Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea in the meanwhile.
Goodwill was rife, Cambiasso was king of all he surveyed and Pearson was calling people ostriches and being mentioned in Manager of the Year discussions.
Well, the latter has just been relieved of his duties…
— Leicester City (@OfficialFOXES) June 30, 2015
A statement on the official Leicester website from owners Vichai and Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha reads thus:
“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.
Because reasons. Who knows, maybe Pearson’s son’s recent sexcapades might have played a part in the dismissal? We’ll likely never know.
So, Allardyce or Klopp?