Nigel Pearson: Leicester City manager signs new three-year deal

Nigel Pearson
Nigel Pearson's first Premier League match in charge of Leicester City in 2014-15 season will be at home against Everton

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson has signed a new three-year contract with the East Midlands club.

Assistant managers Craig Shakespeare and Steve Walsh have also agreed new deals to June 2017.

Pearson, 50, guided the Foxes back to the Premier League as Championship title winners last season.

"On the back of the success we have worked so hard to achieve, I have always been confident that my future would remain here," said Pearson.

"I feel very proud to be the manager of a club with genuine ambition, a clear direction in which it wants to go and loyal owners that are prepared to support its development."

Pearson agreed his new deal after eight months of contract talks.

Pearson has the best winning percentage of any Leicester manager over two spells as boss at the King Power Stadium, and is the only Foxes boss to win more than half his matches in charge of the club.

City are returning to the top flight after a 10-year absence, having set a club record of league victories and their highest points total in a season of 102.

Despite the uncertainty about Pearson's future - and that of nine players who were also out of contract this summer - Leicester finished nine points clear of Burnley in second place.