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Leicester City sacks Nigel Pearson

Published 1300 GMT (2100 HKT) July 1, 2015
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Nigel Pearson has been sacked as manager of Leicester City. Pearson, whose side won seven of its final nine English Premier League games to escape relegation, was relieved of his duties after the board cited "fundamental differences in perspective" between the manager and club's owner. Oli Scarff/AFP/Getty Images
Leicester, which is backed by Thai owners, caused embarrassment during its tour to the country. Three players were involved in a sex tape scandal and later released from their contracts. Thananuwat Srirasant/Getty Images
Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, the owner of Leicester City, purchased the club in 2010 and plowed in millions of dollars to help his side reach the Premier League. Leicester won promotion to the top-flight after winning the Championship title in 2014. Dan Mullan/Getty Images
Pearson was in the headlines for the wrong reasons on several occasions last season -- including this bust-up with James McArthur of Crystal Palace. Matthew Lewis/Getty Image
Backed by Bangkok-based King Power, Leicester is aiming to establish itself as a regular member of the Premier League having fallen as far as the third tier of English football in recent years. Matthew Lewis/Getty Images