Former Leicester manager Nigel Pearson lifts the lid on talks with the club’s Thai owners


Nigel Pearson insists he has buried the hatchet with Leicester’s Thai owners after agreeing to work with them again.

Pearson was sacked by the Foxes after their great escape in 2015 as the club admitted “fundamental differences in perspective”.

It followed several high-profile incidents including Pearson telling a City fan to “f*** off and die” as well as calling a journalist “an ostrich” and clashing with Crystal Palace’s James McArthur.

Leicester’s owners also sacked Pearson’s son James after his involvement in a racist sex orgy in Thailand.

But King Power chief Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha has re-hired Pearson to work at their Belgian second-tier side OH Leuven.

Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha in the stands
Leicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha in the stands
(Image: Reuters)

Reflecting on his sacking, Pearson said: “It was not easy but you’ve got to get on with life.

“I’ve been together with Vichai for the first time since and that felt just right.

“I’m still proud of my share of success from Leicester.

“I know King Power’s men.

“I have a lot of respect for them, they are the best for the long-term.

“They do not just throw money but invest in people and in long-term development.
“Here’s something to build in the long run, that’s my goal.”

Source: Mirror Football

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