Surprising news today that former Newcastle coach Nigel Pearson will be unveiled as Hull City’s new manager on Tuesday.
Nigel Pearson – Leicester manager moving to Hull
Since leaving Newcastle United in February of 2008, Nigel managed for a short time at Southampton and then joined Leicester City.
He immediately got the club promoted to the Championship in his first season 2009 from League One, and then last season Nigel had Leicester very competitive and got the Foxes to the playoffs.
Nigel’s management skills are in big demand, but it seems a surprise that he is willing to leave Leicester City for Hull, who were relegated in May from the Premier League, and are in a dire financial situation.
Hull City are said to have agreed to pay compensation of around £350K to Leicester City for Pearson.
It seems that this move has caught a lot of people by surprise, including the Leicester City Board, and Nigel will be taking his assistant Craig Shakespeare, and head of recruitment Steve Walsh to the KC Stadium with him.
The 46-year-old was not on the initial candidate list on Humberside, but he has recently emerged as the prime candidate, by impressing the Hull City Board by what he has done in a short two years at Leicester City.
Hull’s financial problems are well documented, but reports suggest that Pearson will be given funds to spend, where they will come from we have no idea – but putting the club in more debt is the likely answer.
Nigel Pearsons’ first actions on Humberside will be to get rid of some of the the big wage earners like Jimmy Bullard.
It seems that Nigel Pearson is another former Newcastle coach who seems to be doing extremely well these days, along with Lee Clark at Huddersfield Town.