Tuesday, 15 November 2011

Pearson named as Foxes' manager

Leicester City Football Club have tonight announced Nigel Pearson as first-team manager.

Boss: Pearson has signed a two-and-a-half year deal

The former Hull City boss has been released from his contract after the Tigers agreed a compensation deal with the Foxes and will take charge at Leicester tomorrow morning before a press conference where he will be officially presented to the media.

In his previous spell as manager at the now-King Power Stadium, Pearson led the Foxes to the League One title at the first attempt before his side fell short of play-off success after a semi-final defeat to Cardiff City in their first season back in the Championship.

Pearson has been joined by his long-time assistants Craig Shakespeare as Assistant Manager and Steve Walsh as Head of Recruitment who also sign until the end of the 2013/14 season.

"Craig, Steve and I are all extremely excited to be re-joining Leicester City," said Pearson, "We're looking forward to working with the players and working closely with the Board of Directors to achieve the Club's aspirations."
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