Sunday, 30 September 2012

Pearson Under Pressure as Redknapp Linked with Foxes Job

Nigel Pearson: Under unique pressures
Nigel Pearson's managerial seat is rumoured to be under threat from former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp, according to national reports.

The Daily Mail are the latest newspaper to link Redknapp to the Leicester City hot seat, with this new speculation coming off the back of the Foxes' first away win of the season. Despite sitting in a comfortable 5th place in the nPower Championship, with a run of three successive league victories not matched in the previous eighteen months, Pearson is under pressure with the club's Thai owners wanting a swift return on their £60 million investment.

The King Power Group - now sole owners of Leicester City Football Club - have invested heavily since taking over from Milan Mandaric over two years ago but neither big-spending Sven Goran Eriksson or the more conservative Pearson have delivered their ambition of Premier League football.

Fans, too, had been on the City manager's back but following their victory at Middlesbrough, it appears that the club may have turned a corner towards promotion ambitions.

Harry Redknapp: Linked with the City manager's hot seat
Vichai and Aiyawatt Raksriaksorn - the club chairman and his son - are believed to think that Redknapp has the belief, knowledge and contacts to return the Foxes to the top flight for the first time in a decade. The former Spurs, Portsmouth, Southampton, West Ham United and Bournemouth manager has seen recent success with the London club, leading them into the Champions League for the first time before being sacked at the beginning of the summer following a failure to repeat that feat. Now a consultant at Bournemouth, Redknapp is keen to return to management and is thought to be driven by the idea of leading a club like Leicester back to the Premier League.

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