Leicester City sack Nigel Pearson due to differences in perspective

Leicester City sack Nigel Pearson due to differences in perspective    

Nigel Pearson’s tumultuous reign in charge of Leicester City was brought to an end on Tuesday night after he was sacked because of “fundamental differences in perspective” between the club’s owner and the manager. In a club statement that came like a bolt from the blue Leicester’s Thai owners made it clear that the damage was irreparable and that their working relationship with Pearson had totally broken down.

While the club chose not to go into the deeper reasons behind a decision that had been brewing at various stages last season – Pearson was informed in February that he was out of a job only to be told that he was back in work a few hours later – focus will inevitably fall on that ill-fated end-of-season “goodwill” tour to Thailand, where three Leicester players, including the manager’s son, James, were accused of taking part in a racist sex tape.

Pearson Jr, Tom Hopper and Adam Smith all had their contracts terminated after the club investigated the allegations that the players had racially abused and made other offensive comments to women with whom they were engaging in sex acts in a hotel room. The whole episode was a huge embarrassment to Leicester, who are owned by the Thai billionaire Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and Aiyawatt, his son.Leicester City sack Nigel Pearson due to differences in perspective

Whether the fall-out from that unsavoury incident contributed significantly to Pearson’s dismissal remains to be seen. It is clear, though, that Vichai and Aiyawatt were no longer willing to tolerate Pearson being in charge of their football club and that there was only one course of action in their eyes.

A club statement said: “The board of directors recognises the success Nigel has helped to bring to Leicester City during his two spells in charge of the club, particularly during the last three and a half years. However, it has become clear to the club that fundamental differences in perspective exist between us. Regrettably the club believes that the working relationship between Nigel and the board is no longer viable.

Pearson, who was in his second spell as Leicester manager after returning from Hull City in November 2011, was backed in the transfer market this summer. He brought in Christian Fuchs, Robert Huth and Shinji Okazaki and there was no hint among the staff close to him that he might be out of job anytime soon.

Leicester have placed Steve Walsh and Craig Shakespeare, the joint assistant managers, in temporary charge of first-team duties while they begin the process of recruiting a replacement for Pearson.

 

FIFA Re-Elects The Sepp Blatter As President

FIFA Re-Elects The Sepp Blatter As President.

Sepp Blatter has been re-elected president of Fifa footballs world governing body in a vote overshadowed by arrests and corruption allegations.

Mr Blatter’s rival Prince Ali bin al-Hussein of Jordan withdrew after the first round of voting.

Mr Blatter fell seven short of the two-thirds needed  but Prince Ali opted not to contest further.

Seven top officials were arrested in Switzerland on Wednesday as part of a US prosecution that indicted 14 people.from more information to see Home page.

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But Mr Blatter hailed his victory thanking all those who voted from him and his rival Prince Ali.

Mr Blatter said I am not perfect nobody is perfect but we will do a good job together I am sure.

He also hinted that this term in office his fifth could be his last saying At the end of my term I will give up Fifa in a strong position.

In conceding, Prince Ali said It’s been a wonderful journey. And I want to thank in particular those of you who were brave enough to support me.

The vote took place at Fifas congress in Zurich and a candidate needed 140 votes to win in the first round. Mr Blatter won 133 to Prince Ali 73.

The two candidates had earlier delivered final appeals to the electors.

Prince Ali, 39, said that questions had been raised in recent days about whether our Fifa family is morally bankrupt.

He said.There are no easy answers and no blame that can be cast that will wash away the stain that marks us all.    more wallpapers to see it

Swiss inquiry

The vote comes two days after seven top officials were held in Zurich in a US fraud inquiry that indicted 14 people.

They are accused of bribery racketeering and money laundering involving tens of millions of dollars since 1991.

The aim of the bribes was to influence the outcome of bids to stage football tournaments such as the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and the 2016 Copa America in the US prosecutors say.

Swiss prosecutors have launched a separate investigation into the bidding process for the World Cup tournaments in 2018 in Russia and 2022 in Qatar.

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