Nigel Pearson set to be appointed Aston Villa FC manager

By Sarad Bade Shrestha  |  April 14, 2016

Aston Villa are set to appoint former Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson as their new manager

Aston Villa’s current Premier League campaign can be construed as nothing short of an absolute debacle and it seems all but certain that the Villans will be suffering the ignominy of relegation within the next few weeks.

Given their current state, many are not optimistic that Villa will immediately be able to win promotion back into the Premier League and the upcoming years could be tough for the famous English club.

That being said, Villa’s size and history means that a number of high profile managers are keen on taking up the challenge at Villa Park next season and it will be imperative that the club hierarchy get the next appointment spot on following struggles under Alex McLeish, Gerard Houllier, Paul Lambert, Tim Sherwood and Remi Garde.

Pearson to take over at Leicester City

Among the numerous names linked with the post at Villa, it can now be revealed that the owners have identified former Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson as the ideal candidate to take over the reins in the summer.

Pearson left Leicester under acrimonious circumstances due to the actions of his son but the 52-year old remains one of the most highly regarded managers around in England at the moment.

After a yearlong sabbatical, Pearson is now ready to return to management and the Leicester boss is set to be placed in the hot seat at Villa Park – with Chris Powell being installed as his number two.

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