Nigel Pearson: Ex-Leicester City boss named OH Leuven manager

Former Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson has reunited with the owners of the Foxes having taken the manager’s role at Belgian club OH Leuven.

Leuven have now revealed that Pearson will once again work with the Thai billionaires, however, as he has been placed in charge at the Den Dreef Stadium.

Following an ill-fated spell at Derby past year, he will now work alongside the Srivaddhanaprabha family again after being appointed as head coach of OH Leuven, replacing former Norwich player Dennis van Wijk.

Like Leicester, OH Leuven are owned by the King Power International Group which is founded by Srivaddhanaprabha, with both football clubs subsidiaries of the company.

“I look forward to my return to football, working again with King Power’s people and helping out this handsome club”, Pearson said in a statement. “I can not wait to work with them and achieve our goals”.

Pearson was sacked by Leicester in June 2015 after a little under four seasons in charge, with the owners stating then that “the working relationship between Nigel and the board was no longer viable”.

OHL are now fourth in the eight-team Belgian First Division B, five points adrift of leaders Beerschot Wilrijk. His first assignment with OH Leuven will be at home against Beerschot Wilrijk on Sunday.

“I look forward to throwing myself back into football, working with King Power’s people again and helping out with this lovely club”, the 54-year-old told OH Leuven’s official website. “He will put OHL on track for the next few years”.

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