Pearson to sign deal - Mandaric

02 March 2010 01:23
Leicester City chairman Milan Mandaric expects manager Nigel Pearson to sign a new contract by the end of March.Pearson signed a two-year deal in June 2008 with an option for a third season. [LNB]And Mandaric told BBC Radio Leicester: "I am always confident Nigel will not leave. As for as the legality of the deal, we are working on that as well. [LNB]"And before the season is finished - well before the season is finished; I'd say the next 30 days or so - we will sort it out." [LNB]Pearson, 46, led the club back into the Championship as champions of League One in his first season as boss. [LNB]And the Foxes have enjoyed a fine season so far, lying fifth following Saturday's 3-0 win over Nottingham Forest.[LNB] [LNB][LNB] Mandaric has often talked of his admiration for Pearson, whose side are now eight games unbeaten, and is desperate to see him remain at the the Walkers Stadium. [LNB]"He's here to stay at least as long as I'm here, so there is no problem with Nigel's contract," Mandaric added. [LNB]"We are in contact, we have dialogue - it is really a rolling contract so when the year is finished there is another year coming. [LNB]"We are trying to do something more but Nigel is not concerned - it is not an issue. [LNB]"He says: 'Milan, I look you in the eye - I'm going to go nowhere'. [LNB]"There is no concern whatsoever and I don't want anyone to worry about it."

Source: BBC_Sport