Nigel Pearson asks for Leicester City talks

Nigel Pearson
© PA Photos
Reports claim that Hull City manager Nigel Pearson has requested permission to hold talks with Leicester City.

Nigel Pearson has asked current employers Hull City for permission to talk to Leicester City over the vacant manager's role at the King Power Stadium, according to Sky Sports News.

The 48-year-old previously managed the Foxes between for two years up until 2010 and is reportedly keen on returning to the club.

Leicester's Thai owners made an approach to hold discussions with Pearson yesterday, but their Hull counterparts refused their request.

However, stories have suggested that Leicester are yet to give up hope on re-appointing Pearson and hope that a second request will be accepted.

Leicester have been without a manager since they parted company with Sven-Goran Eriksson last month.

Nigel Pearson
Read Next:
Leicester persevere with Nigel Pearson
2Hull City29175745192656
4Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton29141143728953
5Derby CountyDerby301312540261451
6Sheffield WednesdaySheff Weds301311645331250
7Ipswich TownIpswich3013983937248
8Birmingham CityBirmingham3013893830847
9Cardiff CityCardiff30111273833545
10Nottingham ForestNott'm Forest30101283125642
11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves301010103940-140
13Queens Park RangersQPR3091293635139
14Preston North EndPreston3091292728-139
16Leeds UnitedLeeds30812102934-536
17Huddersfield TownHuddersfield3088144044-432
18Blackburn RoversBlackburn2861392525031
20MK Dons3077162442-1828
21Bristol City30610142547-2228
22Rotherham UnitedRotherham3074193655-1925
23Bolton WanderersBolton30412142849-2124
24Charlton AthleticCharlton3059162656-3024