28, May 2014

Pearson Expected To Sign New Contract

It has been heavily speculated that Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson will sign a new contract in the next few days in order to cement his position as one of the top managers in the Championship. Pearson helped the Leicester get promotion into the Premier league in the best possible way, as they won the championship with a record points tally. Leicester have been trying to get into the Premier league for several years without much success. All the years of hard work has finally paid off after they were promoted automatically after getting more than 100 points last season.

Pearson only recently looked like keeping Southampton in the Premier league but he was sacked only a few months into the top division after falling out with the board. However, that does not seem to be a repeat of the same this time around after the manager is set to sign a new contract in the next few days. This will be one of the important deals for Leicester in the summer even before they try to bring in new players. Only recently did Pearson confirm that he planned to retain most of his players who did well in the Championship.

The former Southampton manager is thought to have earned just under £ 1 million for the promotion winning campaign. He is seeking a salary rise to around £ 3 million, but it remains to be seen if the club will accept this demand. Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers recently signed a new four-year contract that saw him earn around the same amount, but Liverpool finished second in the table last season. Despite this, it is believed that Pearson signing a contract is only a few days away.
“Contract negotiations are ongoing. There will be more information soon,” said vice-chairman Aiyawatt.