7. Nigel Pearson

It's been almost a decade since Leicester last graced the Premier League. Nigel Pearson looks likely to guide the Foxes back to the promised land, though.

The former no-nonsense defender has guided Leicester ten points clear at the top of the Championship.

Only a disaster could prevent Leicester playing in the Premier League next year. Pearson has more than earned his place on the LMA's list as the seventh best manager of the season so far.

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