Leicester City news: Nigel Pearson backs Brendan Rodgers to deliver European football and expects Ben Chilwell stay amid transfer rumours
- May 30, 2019
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Former Foxes boss Pearson enjoyed two spells in charge at the King Power Stadium and has recently returned to England after a stint in the Belgium second division with OH Leuven, where he linked up once again with the Srivaddhanaprabha family, who own both clubs.
With rising stars in James Maddison, Harvey Barnes, Ben Chilwell, Harry Maguire and of course the pace of Jamie Vardy in the squad, Leicester finished the season strongly under Rodgers, who left Celtic in February to succeed Claude Puel.
A ninth-place finish coupled with Manchester United’s poor form and question marks about both Chelsea as well as Arsenal’s capabilities has left Foxes fans dreaming of a potential top six challenge next season, something which Pearson thinks is not out of the question.
Speaking to talkSPORT last week, the 55-year-old said: “I think Brendan is a really good appointment for the football club. I’m sure they will continue to evolve the squad.
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“There is a realistic chance for sure of them achieving the goal of the top six and European football for the following year. I think that’s something he and the club will be very transparent about and I think they’ve got a very good chance.”