|Pearson holds up the shirt, confirming the rumours of the last three weeks. lcfc.com|
A fan favourite for the job was for, the almost cliché now, Martin O'Neill to return to the club that he lead to Carling Cup glory and a regular place in the top ten of the Premier League. This was never going to happen, i don't think, and most likely won't again, having said in the past he would 'never return' to a previous club. Pearson, though, has the title of most successful Leicester manager of all time, due to his success in League One and leading to the Championship play-offs, due to his 51.4% win ratio. Not the return of the king as many hoped but definitely a nobleman if not more.
|The new boss gets to know the recruits that have |
joined since he left. lcfc.com
Pearson's side of 2008-2010 was well managed, built as a team and in the habit of winning, something that the Leicester City sides since his departure may have lacked. Now, with an abundance of riches at his disposal, both finance wise and player wise, those qualities could well lead the club to the promised land.
Only time will tell if he can tame the likes of Jermaine Beckford and make a wide, attacking midfield from 7 central midfielders but this change is one that could become a turning point in Leicester City's return to the top flight. Pearson has unfinished business in Leicestershire: time to finish it Nigel.