Newcastle coach Nigel Pearson has left Newcastle United, according to reports from Sky Sports News last night.
Nigel Pearson – has reportedly left Newcastle United
The 44-year-old was left to coach the game at Manchester United after Sam Allardyce left the club, and while the team played well in the first half, they collapsed in the final 45 minutes and conceded 6 goals for our worst Premier League defeat ever. Last night
Pearson was also in charge for Newcastle’s next game against Stoke City in the FA Cup third-round replay the following Wednesday and the lads played well putting in one of their best performances of the season. They took Stoke City apart and won comfortably 4-1.
That afternoon around 5 PM, Kevin Keegan had just been announced as the new manager, and attended the game 20 minutes after the start with Owner Mike Ashley and Chairman Chris Mort. There was great jubilation at the game that night.
Pearson was brought to Newcastle by Glenn Roeder in October of 2006, following Kevin Bond’s sacking by Freddie Shepherd over the bugs scandal. Pearson managed Carlisle for a while before taking coaching positions at both Stoke City and West Bromwich Albion.
He also helped Stuart Pearce with the England Under-21 team, and was in charge of the squad in the first game ever played at Wembley, when the England Under-21 side drew with Italy 3-3 in a very entertaining game. Nigel had England attacking Italy from the start in that game.
We are sorry to see Nigel go, as he was a good coach, and we had hoped he would have been able to work with Keegan. We now expect Newcastle to issue a statement regarding Pearson today.