Introducing first, from the blue corner and weighing in at 175 pounds. He hails Nottingham and before today was rated below Alan Pardew for pure stupidity. With four wins, five draws and 15 losses, he is… Niiiiiigel Peeeearson!
Chants of “Sacked in the morning” rang out at the King Power Stadium and yesterday rumours began to surface that he had indeed been given the boot. But strangely, late last night Leicester issued a statement saying that Nigel Pearson was still in charge of The Foxes. Maybe it was because, playful or otherwise, someone at Leicester showed a bit of fight?
In a move that made Alan Pardew head-butting David Meyler look like an Eskimo’s kiss, Pearson appeared to strangle Palace’s James McArthur. Looks like someone is excited for the release of 50 Shades of Grey.
Dissecting that Nigel Pearson incident… pic.twitter.com/VIdsJKOt5P
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) February 9, 2015
We all know that being given the support of the board is pretty much the kiss of death, so we’re gearing ourselves up for the next Leicester City manager. Rocking in as the favourite at 10/3, is former boss and current Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’ Neill. The FAI are presumably delighted that both he and Roy Keane are in the running, with the latter at 14/1.
Another Leicester man linked with the top job is Neil Lennon at 4/1, the man currently in charge of all-time great Emile Heskey at Bolton. Rounding off the top three favourites is the gillet loving Tim Sherwood is priced at 11/2 as reports of his taking over at QPR have stalled.