Leicester City deny Nigel Pearson sack reports

Leicester City deny Nigel Pearson

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Leicester City have released a statement denying reports that boss Nigel Pearson had been sacked following Saturday’s loss to Crystal Palace at the King Power Stadium.

The Foxes remain at the foot of the Premier League table after the 1-0 defeat, their third straight league loss and 15th of the campaign.

Pearson, who guided the East Midlands club into the top flight by topping the Championship last season, has been under growing pressure over the last few months.

The 51-year-old has found life hard in the Premier League and his side have produced just four winning performances in their 24 outings.

Reports emerged on Sunday from a number of media sources claiming that the former Hull City manager had been sacked as results continued to disappoint.

However, the club has now released a statement quashing the reports and insisting that Pearson is still in charge.

A club statement said: “Reports to the contrary are inaccurate and without foundation.

“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 Premier League.”

The Leicester boss is yet to comment on the ongoing situation but has found himself in the spotlight for the wrong reasons on a couple of occasions during the course of the season so far.

In December, Pearson hurled abuse at one of the Leicester fans during the 3-1 loss to Liverpool and was subsequently handed a touchline ban and a fine.

On Saturday he was involved in a touchline incident with James McArthur where he appeared to grab the Palace midfielder by the throat following a collision between the pair.

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