‘Never have to buy a drink!’ – Leicester City fans react to Watford announcement
Leicester City fans have had their say on the appointment of Nigel Pearson as Watford’s new head coach.
Pearson joined the Premier League’s bottom side on Friday night after they sacked Quique Sanchez Flores last month.
Watford have already seen Javi Gracia depart and Flores was returning for a second spell at the club hoping to lift them out of the relegation zone.
But after a run of just one win in 10 League games the Hornets decided to wield the axe again and have turned to Pearson to try and guide them out of trouble.
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He has been appointed on a contract until the end of the season and marks his first return to English football since he left Derby County in October 2016.
During two spells at City Pearson won League One and the Championship, guding the club to safety in 2014-15 upon their return to the top flight with a remarkable ending to the season.
He laid the foundations for the 2015-16 title-winning success and is still a popular figure among City fans despite his departure in June 2015 because of a breakdown in his relationship with the club’s owners.
And City fans have been wishing Pearson well upon his return to English football.
Here’s the pick of the reaction…
@ micreid : Everyone at Leicester is behind you! Best of luck Nige. You’re a legend
@ jamiecapewell : Leicester fans adore the man. He re-built our club twice, once at our lowest ebb. He laid the foundations for our Title winning season he unearthed gem after gem. The man would never have to buy a drink if he was in Leicester city centre.
@ lcfcwales : You started something special for City big man,hope they give you time to succeed,as I’m sure you will. Watford have a quality gaffer,best of luck
@ ThriveRoy : Best of luck, Nigel. Leicester legend.
@ seanfromenderby : Do the business Nigel! Good luck
@ JordyLcfc97 : Good luck Nigel ! Still thankful for everything you did at LCFC
@ lcfceurope : Good luck Nige from everyone at Leicester city. What you achieved at our club doesn’t go unnoticed. Legend