Thursday, 3 November 2011

Clark turns-down Leicester opportunity

Linked: Huddersfield manager Lee Clark
News that Huddersfield Town manager Lee Clark this morning said goodbye to his players in a special meeting after training, have been proven false after he released a statement on the Terriers' website.

"We have woken up to another round of media speculation this morning regarding me and it is now escalating on a daily basis," he said.

"The speculation hasn't gone away and I apologise to anyone if not commenting on this earlier has caused any issues for the supporters. Regardless, now is the time that I want to put these rumours to an end.

"I am not interested in the Leicester vacancy. All I am interested in is moving forward with the job at hand at Huddersfield Town. My staff and I, and most importantly my family, are very happy here; we get looked after unbelievably well by the Club and we really appreciate it."

The Leicester Mercury have mentioned a rush on betting for Roy Keane and quote a report in the Bangkok Post that states Martin O'Neill and Ole Gunnar Solksjaer remain in the frame as they seek evidence to link people to the vacancy at the King Power Stadium - with little news breaking from LE2 since Sven Goran Eriksson lost his job last week.

Dramatic: Pearson could return to Leicester
Attention has also turned to former Foxes boss Nigel Pearson. The Hull City boss left the King Power Stadium under a dark cloud after being forced out by Milan Mandaric as the tycoon installed Paulo Sousa as a 'big name' manager to attract new investors to the football club.

After the takeover by Asia Football Investments - led by now-chairman Vichai Raksriaksorn - Sousa was given the boot and Sven Goran Eriksson named as Leicester boss. It seems that, with Mandaric gone and the path cleared for Pearson's return, it may not be beyond the realms of possibility that Pearson could make a dramatic return to the East Midlands.
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