Leicester have confirmed the appointment of Nigel Pearson as their new manager.

The 48-year-old returns to the Foxes having signed a contract that lasts until the end of the 2013/2014 season, replacing the sacked Sven-Goran Eriksson, after a compensation package was agreed with npower Championship rivals Hull.

He will be joined at the King Power Stadium by assistant managers Craig Shakespeare and Steve Walsh.

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