Nigel Pearson New Leicester City Manager

Good news for former Newcastle coach Nigel Pearson today.


Nigel Pearson – appointed new Leicester City manager

Former Newcastle United coach Nigel Pearson has been unveiled as the new manager of League One side Leicester City.

The 44-year-old parted company with Newcastle earlier in the year to pursue new opportunities, and was then appointed manager at Southampton. Kevin Keegan was sorry to see Nigel leave Newcastle, since he was an excellent coach for the club, in our opinion.

Nigel did a good job on the south coast, by sorting out the side, and they just avoided relegation from the Championship on the very last day of the season, when they won their final game 3-2 at home to Sheffield United.

But Nigel was still sacked, and that was almost expected from what I hear from my friends there.

But Leicester City were surprisingly relegated last season, and the former Middlesbrough and Sheffield Wednesday defender becomes the Foxes’ sixth manager since chairman Milan Mandaric took over the club just 16 months ago.

Wow, an average tenure of of about 11 weeks – well there’s stability for you – and what happens – they find themselves relegated.

That’s even worse than Newcastle with their managers!

Anyway, joking aside, we always thought highly of Nigel when he was at Newcastle, and we think he has the makings of a good manager, and it’s a great chance for him at Leicester City, who have a great history.

Nigel is certainly one fo the real gentleman in the game, very sensible – and tends to be low key, but knows his football well.

Now we’ll be following Leicester’s results next season.

Comments welcome.

24 comments so far

  • broon ale

    Jun 20, 2008 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #1

    no one thought highly of nigel pearson Ed.

    when he left the “insider” stories dried up!

    i will not be following leicester results next season.

    i despise nigel pearson. his c.v speaks for itself.

    everything he has ever been involved with has has been rubbish. us included.

  • Tom_Toon

    Jun 20, 2008 at 11:48 AM

    Comment #2

    Thats Leicester relegated again then 🙂

    I really didnt like Pearson and its not justified but on assesment he ws a very poor coach.

  • Spyro

    Jun 20, 2008 at 12:05 PM

    Comment #3

    not being funny ed…but who cares!?

  • Jesus of Nazareth

    Jun 20, 2008 at 12:39 PM

    Comment #4

    How many of us were really Nigel Pearson fans? I for one am definately not.

  • ObaFan2

    Jun 20, 2008 at 12:50 PM

    Comment #5

    Oba being offered to the Gooners for £15 million is a worry!!!!!!

    He loves the Toon, great player to have but are we really willing to sell him?

    We’d just have to spend the same to replace him!!! and maybe get someone who wants to count his money rather than love the Toon !!!!!

    I’d be gutted if he’s sold more than any other player.

  • Marat18

    Jun 20, 2008 at 12:53 PM

    Comment #6

    Apparently Fenerbahce is interested in a swap deal with Zenit. Mateja Kezman + 15 mill euro for Arshavin.
    no chance here for Turkish side imo.

    btw fotomac is the same cource who claimed that Shevchenko will sign for Fener few months ago.

  • Leo

    Jun 20, 2008 at 1:38 PM

    Comment #7

    haha pearson is a fool and a cr@p manager no one likes him

    i feel sorry for leicester and big ears linker because thats his club going down

  • GSfan

    Jun 20, 2008 at 2:43 PM

    Comment #8

    Fotomac is rubbish Marat18. They probably linked Fenerbahce with more players than Newcastle has been linked with. Aziz Yildirim (Fenerbahce’s Chairman) came on tv the other day after the Shevchenko rumours and said “the guy wants 10 million per year, no chance in hell am I paying him that”.

    Btw, Arsene Wenger’s gonna be co-commentator on the French channel broadcasting tonight’s match! Hope he gets a good look at Arda and clears off a good portion of our debts in result ;p … with a cherry on top.

  • ToonKing

    Jun 20, 2008 at 2:51 PM

    Comment #9

    very good article in the Times, finally a decent journalist :

  • broon ale

    Jun 20, 2008 at 2:59 PM

    Comment #10

    gs fan!! are you english or turkish?

  • Faustino

    Jun 20, 2008 at 3:21 PM

    Comment #11

    “Hope he gets a good look at Arda and clears off a good portion of our debts in result ;p … with a cherry on top.”

    Aye mate cos thats what Wenger does…pay loads of money for players! 😉

  • Mad_Magpie

    Jun 20, 2008 at 4:20 PM

    Comment #12

    Some harsh remarks on here towards Pearson. I wish him the best of luck in his new job, league 1 is about his standard of management right now, and it would be good to see him working his way up to the Premier League

  • Terry

    Jun 20, 2008 at 4:41 PM

    Comment #13

    Slow news day, eh?

  • tommyy

    Jun 20, 2008 at 4:45 PM

    Comment #14

    No signings? well that sucks.

  • Marat18

    Jun 20, 2008 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #15

    yeah, boring day.
    I expected Digard and Arshavin news today (not the news that we sign them, but at least some clarification).
    but nothin new today 🙁

    Sometimes I even want to read some paper BS like “we are after Sweinsteiger” or “NUFC have signed Quaresma”, but today it’s just soooooooooooooo slow.

    as they say probably calm before gale?

  • Gordon

    Jun 20, 2008 at 4:49 PM

    Comment #16

    I agree: no one thought highly of Nigel Pearson Ed.

    Glad to see the back of him and Leicester fans must be sobbing right now.

  • GSfan

    Jun 20, 2008 at 4:53 PM

    Comment #17

    I’m Turkish broon ale, tho I’m studying in Loughborough uni. A shame really, just before I came here Leicester got relegated, I could have watched a few games. Can’t be bothered to go to Derby either…

  • Pete

    Jun 20, 2008 at 5:23 PM

    Comment #18

    What you doing on a toon blog GSFan?

    Are we your english team? Is there a big following for us in Turkey and do you expect this level of support to fall once Emre goes ?

  • toonfan1

    Jun 20, 2008 at 5:44 PM

    Comment #19

    amara diane has reinforced his decision that he wants to leave PSG. good read

  • toonfan1

    Jun 20, 2008 at 5:50 PM

    Comment #20

    latest on amara diane! good read!

  • GSfan

    Jun 20, 2008 at 6:00 PM

    Comment #21

    Pete – Well the first thing that drew me here was the rumours regarding Arda. At some point it was said it was a done deal which got me kinda excited so I just came over to tell newcastle united fans (that’s you) to take good care of the little guy :p Though it seemed later on it really wasn’t a done deal but I love football conversations anyway so it kinda kept me here.

    People in Turkey don’t give a toss about Emre btw when it came to Turkish players playing in the premier league. Everyone cared about Tuncay, though it seems M’boro just wasted his potential talent sadly. He seems so far away from the days when he was scoring hat tricks (even against manure in the CL) and now he just plays like a clown as seen in Euro 2008. (Hope he improves ofc). If you guys sign Arda tho Newcastle gonna have a nice impact in Turkey and well… would also make me a Newcastle fan in the UK, that is if you guys get him and not just cuz of his skill either but cuz of his services to GS despite his young age.

  • DanToon

    Jun 20, 2008 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #22

    Who care’s!? This has got nothing to do with Newcastle.


    Jun 20, 2008 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #23

    Been out all day, thought I would log on quickly to see what new signings we have made only to see the hangdog look of Pearson who “WE” do not think highly of. Bit of a downer. Oh well there’s always tomorrow I suppose.

  • kizza

    Jun 20, 2008 at 7:16 PM

    Comment #24

    there only good match he had was when kevin keegan got announced as manager against stoke.


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