Leicester eye miracle maker to save their season

Premier League strugglers Leicester City are contemplating getting rid of manager Nigel Pearson and replacing him with Tony Pulis as they desperately seek to avoid relegation.

Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha – the billionaire chairman of the Foxes – was present at Leicester’s 3-2 loss to QPR over the weekend, which extended their winless run in the league to eight games.

Leicester’s last victory came in September, they have scored just four goals since then, and are currently bottom of the table with ten points.

With fears over the Foxes’ Premier League survival very much real, the owner may decide to dismiss Pearson in favour of Pulis, a manager who has an excellent reputation when it comes to keeping his sides in the top flight.

The Welshman was named the Premier League Manager of the Year last season for keeping Crystal Palace in the top division, and despite leaving the London club under acrimonious circumstances in the summer, he is known to be keen on a swift return to management.

The 56 year-old could be tempted by the managerial position at Leicester should Srivaddhanaprabha sack Pearson, as the owner has promised to plough a further £140 million into the club over the next three years.

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