Pearson not providing answers.
Nigel Pearson, Leicester City boss, has refused to comment on the bizarre turn of events in the past 48 hours that saw sources claim the 51-year-old had been sacked, only for the club to confirm he had in actual fact not been sacked.
Pearson claims his focus is entirely on preparing the team for the clash against Arsenal.
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“I am, today, managing this club as I have been for the last three and three-quarter years, and I am looking to get my team as best prepared as possible for a big game against Arsenal,” McArthur was quoted by The Guardian as saying.
“I understand the interest and you wanting to ask questions, but I have loyalties to the people I work for, my staff and the players, which really is more important to me than trying to clarify things for a story which was based on speculation,”
“I’ve had conversations, absolutely,” in response to questions regarding the confidence of his position.
“I am always happy to take the responsibility that being a manager brings. The club made a statement and I’m not going to speak about it.”
Nonetheless, Pearson did discuss the ‘throat-grabbing’ incident involving Crystal Palace midfielder James McArthur, and was quick to pass blame to the pundits on Match of the Day for hyperbolising the encounter:
“It’s not helpful when the three fountains of knowledge on Match of the Day make a mountain out of a molehill.”