Opinion

Thursday 18 January 2018

Perception is everything - even when the facts speak otherwise

Football was on the brink last week. For a time, it looked like we wouldn't have Nigel Pearson to kick around anymore. Pearson seemed destined to be lost to our industry, as I'm sure he calls it.

Happily, Leicester City decided that being in charge of the team at the bottom of the league and wrestling with an opposition player on the touchline didn't merit dismissal or, if it did, it also merited reversing that dismissal.

There are those who will question this approach to corporate governance and wonder if it is the best way to promote stability going forward, which is why stability may yet be promoted through Pearson's dismissal. Clearly we should savour Pearson while we can. He is one of those beguiling Premier League managers who has the potential to be more than just a man standing bleakly on the sideline wondering what will become of him.

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