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  • CLUB

    Leicester City



Premier League Management Record
Matches W D L GF GA Pts Win %
18 2 5 11 16 34 11 11.0
Management Career
Premier League Clubs Newcastle United, Leicester City
Champions -
Manager of the Year -
Manager of the Month -
Other Honours

Leicester City
   League One: 2008/09
   Promotion to Championship: 2008/09
   Championship: 2013/14
   Promotion to Premier League: 2013/14

Career Summary

Nigel Pearson got his first taste of Barclays Premier League management after overseeing Newcastle United’s last match of the 2006/07 season, following the departure of Glenn Roeder.

In the following campaign, Pearson was again caretaker manager of Newcastle and led the Magpies out at Old Trafford in a Barclays Premier League fixture, before overseeing a FA Cup third round victory over Stoke City.

The Nottingham-born coach made his permanent manager debut in the Barclays Premier League at the start of the 2014/15 campaign after leading Leicester City to promotion in the previous campaign.

Pearson started his managerial career with Carlisle United in December 1998 and prevented the Cumbria side from falling out of the Football League in that season before departing in the summer.

Spells with Stoke as a first team coach and West Bromwich Albion as assistant manager followed before Pearson moved to Barclays Premier League side Newcastle to become assistant manager.

He reignited his managerial career with Championship team Southampton. Pearson managed the Saints to survival on the final day of the 2007/08 season before being relieved of his duties after just three months in charge.

Pearson became manager of Leicester City, who were relegated by Southampton, ahead of the 2008/09 campaign and the Englishman immediately guided Leicester back to the Championship after winning the League One title. The Foxes carried their success in to the next campaign and reached the play-offs before losing to Cardiff City on penalties in the semi-final.

Hull City confirmed Pearson as their new boss at the start of the 2010/11 season and led the Tigers to an 11th place finish in the Championship. Pearson then left the club in November 2011 to start a second spell at Leicester.

In the 2012/13 campaign, Leicester missed out on promotion to the Barclays Premier League after losing to Watford in the play-off semi-final. The Foxes bounced back in the following season and Pearson led Leicester to the Championship title to secure top flight football for the first time in 10 years.

Playing Career

Shrewsbury Town: 1981-87
Sheffield Wednesday: 1987-94
Middlesbrough: 1994-98

View manager profile on the official Leicester City Football Club website

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