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Leicester City agree deal to sign Croatian international

Leicester City have agreed a deal to sign Andrej Kramaric from HNK Rijeka.

The 23-year-old has agreed personal terms, undergone a medical and will sign a contract to June 2018, once a work permit has been granted.

The Croatian international striker will not be available for Leicester's clash against Aston Villa on Saturday.

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Nigel Pearson chooses not to appeal touchline ban

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson has confirmed he will not appeal his touchline ban and thanked supporters in the wake of his fan row.

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson Credit: PA

Pearson will serve a one-match touchline ban for their home clash with Tottenham on Boxing Day after being found guilty of misconduct.

He requested a personal hearing, which he had on Friday, after a heated exchange with a fan during Leicester's defeat to Liverpool earlier this month.

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Pearson gets £10k fine & touchline ban for abusing fan

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson Credit: PA

Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson has been fined £10,000 and given a one-match touchline ban by the Football Association, after he admitted using abusive and/or insulting words towards a fan.

The Foxes manager admitted to the charge on Wednesday, which relates toafter Leicester played Liverpool on December 2nd.

Leicester dismiss director of football Robinson

Director of football Terry Robinson has left Leicester but manager Nigel Pearson retains the faith of the club despite a slump in results.

Robinson has paid the price for Leicester's poor form Credit: PA

Press Association Sport understands the decision is based purely on footballing reasons and Robinson appears to have paid the price for an ineffective summer transfer window.

Of the 10 arrivals in the summer only three - Esteban Cambiasso, Danny Simpson and Ben Hamer - started Saturday's defeat to Manchester City, and Hamer was only in the side because of injury to Kasper Schmeichel.

Robinson was appointed by the Foxes in July 2013 with a remit to "to provide strategic input to the club's football operations at all levels, driving the consistent implementation of the club's football philosophy".

Leicester have not won since beating Manchester United on September 21 and have lost eight of the last nine matches as they plummetted to the bottom of the Premier League.

FA charge Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson Credit: Nick Potts/PA Archive/Press Association Images

The Football Association has charged Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson following an apparent spat between him and a fan at his side's game against Liverpool at the King Power Stadium last week.

It is alleged the Foxes boss used abusive language towards a spectator.

Mr Pearson has until six o'clock on Tuesday evening to respond to the charge.

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Nigel Pearson: Leicester City manager asked by FA for observations over argument with fan

Pearson has until 6pm on Wednesday to respond to the FA Credit: PA Wire

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson has been asked for his observations by the Football Association after an exchange with a supporter during last week's loss to Liverpool, the governing body has said.

Pearson appeared to swear at a supporter after he was subjected to verbal abuse from the person in question.

It is a routine move from the FA and Pearson has until 6pm on Wednesday to come back with his observations for the governing body to look at.

He refused to apologise to the fan despite calls from the Leicester City Supporters Club to say sorry after a video emerged of the argument.

I have had run-ins with fans in the past and in the heat of the moment these things happen and there won't be any apology. Let's put it like this, it's best if we don't speak about what happened on either side, I'm not going to repeat what happened here.

I am very keen to protect my players and myself and I'm more than happy to stick up for myself in that situation and, more importantly protect my players, that's the root cause of the problem.

If people were offended by what happened in some ways that is regrettable but there's no need for me to apologise to someone of that ilk.

– Nigel Pearson, Leicester City manager
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Pearson: 'I have no need to apologise over spat with fan'

Nigel Pearson has said he feels no need to apologise following his confrontation with a disgruntled fan during their defeat at home to Liverpool.

The Foxes have not won a game since the 21st of September.

This weekend they travel to Aston Villa - a side who have finally ended their own winless run.

James Clark reports from the King Power Stadium.

Leicester boss weary of Man Utd 'swagger' on Sunday

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson Credit: PA

Leicester boss Nigel Pearson feels Manchester United have got their "swagger" back ahead of their Premier League clash on Sunday.

The Foxes chief admits Louis van Gaal's side are starting to click after they kick-started their season last week.

A 4-0 Premier League win over QPR was their first victory of the season under Van Gaal after a troubled start which saw them lose to Swansea and suffer a 4-0 humiliation at MK Dons in the Capital One Cup.

But Pearson insisted United have begun their road to recovery ahead of their clash at the King Power Stadium on Sunday.

He said: "United look like they have a swagger back, they have added quality. Whenever there is a change in manager you can have people who have a short-term impact.

"When you have someone in charge for as long as Sir Alex (Ferguson) the transition period will never be easy.

"They have been a huge presence within the English game for a long time. I'm sure they will reignite that at some point.

"The scrutiny and build up to games like this would suggest there is an awful lot at stake. That in itself can bring different pressures.

"We have to get our preparation right and try and not get too wrapped up in the occasion."

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