Pearson convinced Leicester destined for Premier League return

Nigel Pearson is convinced he can lead Leicester City back into the Premier League.

Nigel Pearson is convinced he can lead Leicester City back into the Premier League.

Pearson's predecessor Sven-Goran Eriksson was sacked last month with the club two points off the play-off places, with the Swede having taken City from near the foot of the second tier when he took over and being given in the region of £12million to spend in the summer.

Pearson said: "I'm always confident in my ability and certainly the support staff, I know I'll have the backing of the board and I know how keen they are for the club to be successful.

"It's a big club with huge potential, the missing ingredient at the moment is our status in terms of being in the Premier League."

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