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Leicester City Boss Nigel Pearson Insists Club Do Not Want To Sack Him

There had been reports Pearson had been dismissed last Sunday…
Leicester manager Nigel Pearson remains insistent that the club do not want to sack him following reports last Sunday that he had been dismissed, according to BBC Sport.

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The Premier League’s bottom side were forced to issue a statement later on Sunday evening denying that they had sacked their manager, but there is still an air of mystery over exactly what happened.

Following the 2-1 away defeat to Arsenal last night the Foxes boss remained defiant saying, “They don’t want to get rid of me. I’m here. I had lunch with the owners today.

“My relationship remains very good, professionally and personally.”

In a bid to finally put an end to the speculation he added, “I’m more than within my rights to move on from that situation now.”

Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha sat one seat in front of his manager in the stands during the first half, with the pair spotted laughing at one point in an amicable exchange.

Following yesterday’s loss to Arsenal, Leicester are still rooted to the bottom of the table marooned five points away from safety after four straight league defeats. Looking ahead, the Foxes will face Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City and Everton as they look to pick up points in a relegation dogfight.

Meanwhile, Nigel Pearson said he had spoken to Crystal Palace midfielder James McArthur to clear the air following their touchline coming together during last Saturday’s Premier League game between the two sides.

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