Leicester City boss, Nigel Pearson was sacked on Tuesday night because of “fundamental differences in perspective” between the club’s owner and the manager.
In a statement by the club, the Thai owners made it clear that the damage was irreparable and that their working relationship with Pearson had totally broken down.
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. Reasons for the sack will inevitably fall on the 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 described by the Thai billionaire Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and Aiyawatt, his son as a huge embarrassment.
A club statement said: “The board of directors recognizes 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.”
Leicester city has named Steve Walsh and Craig Shakespeare, in temporary charge of first-team duties while they begin the process of recruiting a replacement for Pearson.