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.