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Nigel Pearson has full backing of Leicester City owners

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Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson has confirmed he has the full backing of the club's owners in the wake of speculation about his job being under threat.

 

A report in the Daily Mirror today claimed that Pearson would be shown the door before City's trip to Brighton on Saturday.

 

The City boss said he was aware of the speculation.

 

"We've got to get down to Brighton so we will be leaving before Saturday but the only journey I'll be making is on the team coach with the team," said Pearson.

 

"I am aware of the speculation because people make me aware of it but I don't spend time trawling papers to find out what those views are because I don't think there is any mileage in me doing that.

 

"That's the nature of the beast when you work in football management, it's going to happen at some point. It has happened at numerous points throughout this season.

 

"I am philosophical about the fact that there are going to be a lot of questions asked and the only way we can put that right is by starting to win games again."

 

Pearson was appointed as City manager by owners Aiyawatt and Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha in November 2011 after the sacking of Sven-Göran Eriksson.

 

"They have been very supportive as they always are," said Pearson.

 

"I have had contact (with the owners). They are good people, they have invested an awful lot in this club, and that's not just finances, and for sure, they will be wanting better results than we have had at the moment.

 

"But I know that I have their support and that is really all that is important to me.

 

"I am in contact with my bosses and I know my own situation and I also know that they have been very supportive throughout the season.

 

But Pearson refused to give any details.

 

"But what we discuss behind closed doors I think needs to remain there," he said.

 

"I don't think there is any need for me to respond to any speculation in the media apart from me to say that all I will be doing is doing everything I can, along with the players, to make sure we finish the season well.

 

"The important thing is getting back to dealing with what we can affect. We have got to try and distance ourselves from anything external because ultimately, the reason that we are talking about this, is because we have not won enough games.

 

"If we do that, maybe, some of the speculation might stop."

 

Nigel Pearson has full backing of Leicester City owners


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