Monday, 7 November 2011

Pearson poised to sign as Leicester manager

Nigel Pearson will, Of Fosse and Foxes understands, be named as Leicester City manager by Wednesday.

The BBC have now reported that Pearson wants to speak to Leicester, as reported elsewhere this morning, and the Tigers are believed to have given-in after the Foxes determinedly approached the Humberside club to speak to Pearson for a second time today.

It is believed that Pearson will be unveiled as the Foxes new manager - again - on Wednesday, although his appointment could be confirmed tomorrow.

Pearson led the Foxes to promotion from League One at the first attempt and left the club after leading them to a Championship play-off semi-final at the first time of asking. He still has a year and a half on his contract at the KC Stadium but the Foxes' Thai owners will pay £400,000 compensation demanded by Hull - and a tidy wage for the ex-Middlesbrough defender - in order for them to snare their man.

Dietmar Hamann, former Foxes coach, has resigned as manager of Stockport County - paving the way for him to possibly rejoin the Foxes under Pearson. Hamann joined the club as first team coach under Sven Goran Eriksson before moving on to take the Edgeley Park hot seat.

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