Leicester City Football Club have denied reports that they dismissed first team manager Nigel Pearson this evening.
Sky Sports News had earlier revealed that the Premier League outfit had sacked Pearson, according to a source close to the club.
Other media organisations were quick to confirm these reports until
a second source revealed that their information was untrue.
Leicester City finally dismissed these reports two hours later, with a tweet confirming that the manager was still in charge of their first team.
These events followed a disturbing incident with James McArthur in Leicester’s game with Crystal Palace yesterday.
During the match McArthur accidentally knocked Pearson over following a tackle.
Pearson responded by first placing his hands around the midfielder’s neck, before grasping his shirt, preventing him from returning to the playing field.
The manager told reporters after the game that McArthur had said something and that he was capable of “looking after himself”.
This followed an incident two months ago when Pearson was fined £10,000 for swearing at one of his own side’s fans.
Leicester have struggled in the Premier League this season under Pearson, amassing only four wins among fifteen losses and five draws, a win rate of just 17%.