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Leicester Sack Pearson: Spotlight Turns on Neil Lennon

We all know how this song goes now

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Premier League chancers Leicester City, who somehow fluked staying up by the tiniest of hairs, have tonight sacked controversial manager Nigel Pearson, with internet speculation immediately linking Bolton Wanderers boss Neil Lennon with the job at his former club.

With an official statement claiming that Pearson was sacked because of what they describe as "fundamental differences" between the manager and the club's owners, it is perhaps inevitable that lazy tabloid speculation should hint at a return to Leicester for the man who made some 170 appearances for the Foxes between 1996 and 2000.

Lennon, a former Leicester City captain no less, have often spoke of his love for the club, but at the same time has made no secret of his desire to turn Bolton Wanderers' fortunes around. There is no official word on who may replace Pearson at this time, but tongues have already begun to wag.

It would not be the most surprising of moves, given Lennon's reputation in the footballing world and in that region too.

We watch developments with interest. Keep it LOV.