Leicester City deny rumours manager Nigel Pearson has been sacked

Leicester City release a recently statement denying manager Nigel Pearson has been sacked, after rumours suggested the Foxes head coach was dismissed after talks with the board, reports the Guardian.

Various sources were reporting that Leicester City had departed with the 51-year-old following a poor run of results that sees them rooted to the bottom of the Premier League table. But Pearson had also had an altercation with Crystal Palace midfielder James McArthur in City’s defeat to the Eagles on the weekend, which led many to believe talks with the club culminated in his sacking.

After seeing the news break Leicester were quick to release a statement denying the talk of Pearson’s exit, and have said he will be in charge ahead of Tuesday’s clash against Arsenal.

“Leicester City Football Club would like to clarify its position relative to its manager, Nigel Pearson. Contrary to media speculation on Sunday evening, Nigel remains the Club’s First Team Manager. Reports to the contrary are inaccurate and without foundation,” said the club’s statement.

“Nigel, his staff and the first team squad are entirely focused on Tuesday night’s trip to Arsenal and our continued efforts to secure our position in the Barclays Premier League.”

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