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Leicester City sack manager Nigel Pearson

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Leicester City have sacked manager Nigel Pearson with immediate effect.

A statement on the club's website read: “The Board of Directors recognises the success Nigel has helped to bring to Leicester City during his two spells in charge of the club, particularly during the last three and a half years.

"However, it has become clear to the club that fundamental differences in perspective exist between us. Regrettably, the club believes that the working relationship between Nigel and the Board is no longer viable."

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Pearson came under fire several times with the media last season where he had infamous spats with reporters and journalists.

Renowned as being a tough manager he was under a lot of pressure during the 2014/15 season and was fired by the club and then reinstated. 

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Leicester begin hunt for replacement

Pearson took over Leicester in November 2011 and gained promotion to the Premier League in 2013/14.

Last season was extremely difficult for the club and relegation looked like a genuine possibility until they managed a terrific run of results in the final weeks of the season. They ended in 14th position, which was an incredible achievement considering the problems they were facing.

The club's online statement continued: “Craig Shakespeare and Steve Walsh will take charge of first team duties while the Club begins its recruitment of a new manager. There will be no further comment until this process has concluded.”

The Leicester manager was in the media spotlight last season also when he manhandled Crystal Palace player James McArthur. Arguably all of these incidents along with calling a reporter "an ostrich" were to come back on him.

Although not much else is known on the story as of now there will certainly be new findings brought to the table regarding the sacking of Pearson.

One can only speculate as to the real reasons; however with Pearson's demanding demeanour arguably there could have been a falling out with the owners of the club with regards to transfers.

Pearson was undoubtedly a good manager as he gained promotion and led his side to a terrific end of season run which ultimately kept them in the Premier League.

Leicester won seven of their last nine games.They were bottom of the table for over 100 days before a run of four straight wins in April.

This shows that Pearson knew how to get the best out of his team when it mattered; however his personality had come into question too many times last season. 

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