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  • Manager:Nigel Pearson
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Sousa takes up Foxes post

07 Jul 2010 - 08:55:18

Leicester City have confirmed the appointment of former Swansea City boss Paulo Sousa as their new manager.

The former Portugal international midfielder succeeds Nigel Pearson in the Foxes hotseat, having left the Swans after just one season in charge at the Liberty Stadium.

Sousa told his new club's official website: "I am delighted to be here, it is a great club with great supporters and a rich history and I am very excited by the challenge.

"The club has a fantastic stadium with great facilities and I am very much looking forward to working with the players."

Chairman Milan Mandaric added: "I am delighted to acquire a manager of such great calibre.

"Paulo has an excellent reputation both as a player and now as a manager - I believe that he is the right man to take our club forward.

"I admire his style of football and I am sure all supporters will join me in looking ahead to the new season."


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