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Leicester sacking: Thai Scandal was “the final straw”…

The BBC are reporting that Nigel Pearson’s sacking yesterday was linked to the ‘Thai Racist orgy’ scandal that involved his son James…

Leicester City celebrations, Sky Bet Championship, 5 May 2014,

BBC Sport’s Pat Murphy has claimed that the sacking was “definitely not a football issue”.
“There is no doubt that the image and the reputation of the club in their homeland of Thailand has been damaged by the behaviour of, among others, the manager’s son James on the ‘goodwill’ tour to Thailand.”
But Murphy, who clashed with Pearson after Ostrich-Gate also added: “But fundamentally, should the sins of the son be visited on the father? In footballing terms this is very harsh on Pearson.”

There are rumours that Pearson senior thought that his son’s actions were not as bad as those of Tom Hopper and Adam Smith and that the three cases should have been dealt with separately, rather than sacking them all.
After several controversies surrounding Pearson this season it seems as though the owners had lost patience, despite the late rally that saved City’s Premier League place.

This leaves Leicester looking for a new manager as the squad returns to pre-season training… hardly an ideal position to be in and we can only hope they have a very good replacement lined up and ready to come in.

PHOTO: Simon Kimber

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Foxes pursue Seagull

Leicester City are apparently very keen to sign Brighton’s Argentinian striker Leonardo Ulloa, having had three bids turned down to date…

Leicester v Brighton, Sky Bet Championship, 8 April 2014,

Ulloa (right) scored 16 goals for the Seagulls  last season, including two in their 4-1 win at the KPS, but has three years left on his contract.
It is likely that City would have to break a club record outlay of £5.5M to land the big 6ft 3″ striker who moved to Sussex from Almería.
An alternative target for City appears to be former Arsenal striker Nicklas Bendtner, but his wage demands would be big, and Hull are thought to be favorites to sign the Danish internamtional.

PHOTO: Simon Kimber

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Leicester’s Champions Parade: Picture Special

Leicester City paraded the Championship trophy through the city centre in front of thousands of fans on Monday…
Here are a selection of Simon Kimber’s photos from a memorable day…

Leicester City celebrations, Sky Bet Championship, 5 May 2014,

Leicester City celebrations, Sky Bet Championship, 5 May 2014,

Leicester City celebrations, Sky Bet Championship, 5 May 2014,

Leicester City celebrations, Sky Bet Championship, 5 May 2014,

Leicester City celebrations, Sky Bet Championship, 5 May 2014,

Leicester City celebrations, Sky Bet Championship, 5 May 2014,

Leicester City celebrations, Sky Bet Championship, 5 May 2014,

Leicester City celebrations, Sky Bet Championship, 5 May 2014,

Leicester City celebrations, Sky Bet Championship, 5 May 2014,

Leicester City celebrations, Sky Bet Championship, 5 May 2014,

Leicester City celebrations, Sky Bet Championship, 5 May 2014,

Leicester City celebrations, Sky Bet Championship, 5 May 2014,

Leicester City celebrations, Sky Bet Championship, 5 May 2014,

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Leicester’s Owners Purchase the King Power Stadium

This morning has brought the momentous news that Leicester City’s owners have struck a deal to buy the King Power Stadium through their company K Power Holdings Co Ltd…

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According to the Leicester Mercury previous owners Teachers Insurance, an American pension fund manager that will be a name familiar from the dark days of administration ten years ago, received £17 million in the deal.

Vice-chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha (formerly Raksriaksorn) explained: “It has always been part of our long-term vision to put the stadium back where it belongs, into the hands of the football club. While there are no immediate plans to alter the structure or design of the stadium site, the increased flexibility through direct ownership ensures that the football club can freely adjust to the changing needs of its supporter-base for the future.”

This is great news for Leicester City, who have had this drain on the finances holding them back for over a decade, and also underlines the Srivaddhanaprabha’s commitment to the club.

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Leicester unveil new vice-Chairman – Liu Shillai

Liu Shillai, described on the official LCFC site as “A Chinese entrepreneur and influential, successful businessman…” will take up his new position on the City board of directors from December 1…

It appears that Mr Shillai has been given a brief to engage Leicester City with the vast Chinese market.
This move has been rubber stamped by the Football League and does not alter the ownership structure of the club.

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Striker Target Revealed

Sven Goran Eriksson gave some insight into his team building plans telling the Mercury: Eriksson said: “We want two players for every position and we have that with defenders and midfielders now…”

He also hinted that City are close to bringing in another striker, with sources in South Wales claiming that big wages are to be offered to Middlesbrough’s Leroy Lita to divert him from a move to Swansea.
The Congolese born 26 year old played for Bristol City and Reading before moving to the Riverside in 2009.
He has maintained a decent scoring rate at all his clubs, including 7 in 16 games while on loan at Norwich City.

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City’s Far East Profile is Raised…

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First up is Joel Bevans….

I’ve been a City fan since the age dot. Mum and Dad took me along from an early age and I  was instantly hooked! I am an avid reader of The Fox and have been a Foxile for a number of years. 

I got married in July 2010 and have been on a backpacking honeymoon, around the world.  I recently passed through Bangkok Airport and was thrilled to see stacks of LCFC merchandise including shirts, t-shirts, hats, mugs, DVD’s and key rings. I felt like I was back in the Club shop, well I suppose I was, just a little further afield.  The cherry on the top was the flatscreen showing full 90 minute coverage of City’s games. Brilliant!
 
 

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