Leicester City’s former boss Nigel Pearson has been sacked by local rivals Derby County after a horrendous start to the season.
The former Leicester City manager has now been sacked twice in the space of two years following his dramatic exit from Leicester following his numerous antics and his son’s ‘racist orgy’ in Thailand.
Derby County are Leicester’s local rivals, being situated just 40 minutes down the M1.
Following a horrendous start the the season, Derby are currently just above the relegation zone in 20th place with just 2 wins from 11 and on 10 points.
Tipped for a push for promotion, Pearson looked to be the right man for the job after taking Leicester City from League One all the way to the Premier League where he staged one of the greatest escapes from the relegation zone that the league has ever seen.
It was the following summer break which saw Pearson get sacked after his son was caught on film in an orgy with two other youth players whilst making racist remarks.
Pearson himself however was no stranger to controversy.
Pearson was suspended from Derby for 11 days before his eventual sacking.
There was speculation surrounding the suspension and many thought that Nigel had an alteration with the Derby County chairman Mel Morris.
In a statement following his departure, Pearson said:
"Although disappointed that my tenure at Derby County has come to an abrupt and premature end, I would like to take the opportunity to thank my colleagues who supported me during my short time at the club,”"
"“I was suspended by the club last week. The speculation in some areas of the media has not made the separation a smooth one, and my suspension period has been difficult for both myself and family.”"
"“I can confirm that I have not been made the subject of any disciplinary action. I leave in the knowledge that I have, together with my closest staff, strived to achieve progress. I would like to wish the Club and its supporter’s success moving forward”."