There are very strong rumours circulating this evening linking Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson with the vacant Hull City manager’s post.
Sky Sports News have mentioned the story, as well as Ian Stringer on Radio Leicester and it seems to be gaining credence.
Pearson has seemed unwilling to sign an extended contract at Leicester for the last few months, with little financial backing this season, and may be attracted by Hull’s parachute payments after the Humberside’s relegation from the Premier League last season.
A post on the Hull City Online messagboard claims: “100% confirmed, will be announced within the next few days. Not a rumour mill, definite fact. Good appointment in my eyes. Bringing his assistant Shakespeare with him. Good luck to them.”
It would be a blow to lose Pearson, who steered City out of the Third Division in his first season and then made the Championship play-offs in his second… but as we always say – If you don’t want to be at Leicester City, then sod off with our blessing.
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