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Ex-Leicester star Gary Lineker angered over Pearson sacking

Former Leicester star Gary Lineker has reacted angrily to the sacking of manager Nigel Pearson.

He took to twitter to vent his frustrations. The club revealed in a statement earlier this evening that the decision was made due to "fundamental differences in perspective".

Leicester City statement on Nigel Pearson sacking

It's been revealed tonight that Nigel Pearson has been sacked from his position as Leicester City manager.

The club have released a statement on their website revealing the decision was made due to the "fundamental differences in perspective".

Nigel Pearson Credit: Leicester City FC

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."

– Leicester City statement

..Leicester City’s owners, Vichai and Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, and the Board of Directors would like to place on record their thanks to Nigel for the considerable contribution he has made during his time with the Club and wish him well in the future. Craig Shakespeare and Steve Walsh will take charge of first team duties while the Club begins its recruitment of a new manager.

– Leicester City statement


Coventry City sign defender Chris Stokes on one-year deal

Coventry City have agreed to sign defender Chris Stokes on a one-year deal, with a further year option.

Chris Stokes Credit: Coventry City FC

The Sky Blues have secured the defender after his performances impressed manager Tony Mowbray last season.

Stokes was released from Conference side Forest Green Rovers. The left-back made 16 appearances for the Sky Blues whilst on loan last season, scoring one goal in the 2-1 win over MK Dons at the Ricoh Arena.


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Freight train derailed in Lincolnshire

Services have been suspended on East Midlands Trains between Lincoln Central and Grimsby Town due to a derailed freight train between Lincoln Central and Market Rasen.

Trains are not currently running between Lincoln Central and Grimsby Town and disruption is expected for the remainder of today.

Road transport will replace trains.

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