Thursday 19 October 2017

Nigel Pearson: I'm still in charge of Foxes

Nigel Pearson remains in charge of Leicester
Nigel Pearson remains in charge of Leicester

Nick Mashiter

Leicester boss Nigel Pearson has refused to clear up the confusion surrounding his job.

Reports on Sunday evening claimed the 51-year-old had been sacked, with the Foxes bottom of the Barclays Premier League, but the club issued a statement insisting Pearson remained in charge ahead of Tuesday's trip to Arsenal.

He said: "I am, today, managing this club as I have been for the last three and three-quarter years, and I am looking to get my team as best prepared as possible for a big game against Arsenal.

"I understand the interest and you wanting to ask questions, but I have loyalties to the people I work for, my staff and the players, which really is more important to me than trying to clarify things for a story which was based on speculation."

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