Despite widespread media reports, Nigel Pearson has NOT been sacked as Leicester manager

The Premier League club released a statement clarifying his position.

Updated 10.10pm

AFTER WIDESPREAD MEDIA speculation suggested Nigel Pearson had been sacked as Leicester City manager, the club have released a statement to say the 51-year-old remains in charge of the Premier League strugglers.

It had been reported by several major outlets that Pearson had paid for Leicester’s slump in form which sees them facing an uphill task to stay afloat after being promoted to the top flight last season.

“Contrary to media speculation on Sunday evening, Nigel remains the Club’s First Team Manager. Reports to the contrary are inaccurate and without foundation,” the statement read.

“Nigel, his staff and the first team squad are entirely focused on Tuesday night’s trip to Arsenal and our continued efforts to secure our position in the Barclays Premier League.”

Pearson has been in charge of the club since 2011.

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