Leicester City are bottom of the league and out of the FA Cup. Not a good time to be their manager then!
There was much confusion surrounding Nigel Pearson last week, reports suggesting that he had been dismissed from his position at the King Power Stadium.
These reports turned out to be completely untrue, however following the Foxes’ performance against managerless Aston Villa in the FA Cup at the weekend, how long will be it be before those reports are true?
A positive finish to the week was spoiled at Villa Park, the Premier League’s lowest scorers putting the Foxes out of the competition with a 2-1 win. The travelling Leicester supporters were somewhat vocal in their views, chanting “What a load of rubbish” as their dreams of reaching the last eight disappeared in a puff of smoke.
Pearson was dismissive of these chants however, stating, “People are entitled to their opinion. It does not matter what I think about it.”
Nevertheless, with his Foxes side bottom of the top flight and out of all cup competitions, it could only be a matter of time before we see him heading for the exit.
Pearson is favourite to be next manager to leave in the Premier League at 6/5 with Bet365. Sunderland boss Gus Poyet is second in the betting market at just 11/4 following his side’s exit from the FA Cup thanks to a 2-0 defeat to League One side Bradford.
The Sunderland supporters were also particularly vocal about their feelings towards that performance, however Poyet was perhaps less tolerant in his response.
“The problem is you not me,” he stated to reporters. ” I am not going to get involved any more. If we close Sunderland, if we put a China Wall round the city it would be fantastic. Now when we let you in and you get out and say what you want we have got a problem. I invite every Sunderland fan and people around the club not to listen to any of you, just to me.”