Pearson will stay - Mandaric

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Chairman Milan Mandaric insists Nigel Pearson is going nowhere and expects the Leicester boss to sign a new contract.

Pearson, who won the League One title in his first season at the Walkers Stadium and has guided the Foxes to the Championship play-offs this campaign, signed a two-year deal in June 2008 with an option for a third year but has recently been linked with the jobs at Burnley and Celtic.

Mandaric told BBC Radio Leicester: "No matter where we end up I want Nigel to stay and he will stay, it's as simple as that. Nigel has done an outstanding job. He is a good man and as I said the day I first met him, this is our man."

He added: "I am in contact with Nigel all the time. We will discuss his long-term contract at the end of the season as we have to focus on every game right now.

"I am not worried about any competition for a lot of reasons. One of those reasons is Nigel's stability and his word to me that he is not going anywhere. He is well respected and I can't see why Nigel would move anywhere."

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