Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.


Ranieri reaping rewards of Pearson’s work, says Pulis

31 October 2015, 07:14

London - Leicester City's impressive form this season is down to former manager Nigel Pearson more than current coach Claudio Ranieri, West Bromwich Albion boss Tony Pulis has said ahead of Saturday's Premier League clash with the Foxes.

Under Pearson, Leicester were rock bottom for most of last season but pulled off a great escape to stay up after winning seven of their last nine matches to finish 14th.

Despite guiding the Foxes to top-flight safety, Pearson, who is known for his blunt personality and no-nonsense approach, was sacked in June because of a breakdown in his relationship with the club's owners.

Also read: Ranieri says top scorer Mahrez is priceless

Ranieri took over at Leicester the following month and Pulis feels the Italian has been reaping the rewards of Pearson's work ever since.

"Ranieri has benefited from all the work Nigel has put in. It's very, very nice to step into a football club where everything is in place and at that club it looks like everything is in place," Pulis told reporters at his pre-match news conference.

"Last season was a remarkable achievement and Claudio has picked it up and carried it on. It's difficult for me to say but let's not forget the work Nigel did, the three, four years he was at that club putting them in a position for Claudio now to push on," he added.

With Jamie Vardy and winger Riyad Mahrez firing on all cylinders in the early part of the new season, Leicester are fifth after 10 games, three points behind leaders Manchester City.

West Brom, who sit 10th in the table, will hope to continue their streak, with a third win in as many games on Saturday.

For the latest on national news, politics, sport, entertainment and more follow us on Twitter and like our Facebook page.

- Reuters


Read more from our Users

Nigeria @ 56: Words to my green f...

A leader’s job is not to dictate, but rather to be respected, admired and be a trustee, of the land we love, with so much potential, a land which should be freer than free. Its still a long way to fufilling our destiny! Read more...

Submitted by
Isaac Asabor263
Recession: An opportunity for Nig...

The recession should be seen as an opportunity for the country’s promotion as long as we all collectively conduct ourselves in a patriotic manner, writes Isaac Asabor.  Read more...

Submitted by
Black and White

We want to imitate the whites in everything because we are ignorant of our inherent originality and content. We spend all our Naira to acquire his inventions because we so oblivious of our natural endowments that we allow him have it for free. Read more...

Submitted by
Nate Nat
Adamawa State University Mubi: A ...

ADSU integrity forum has accused the Sunday Joshua Wugira, a lawyer, of adopting unorthodox tactics by abusing his privilege by attacking the integrity of ADSU Vice Chancellor Dr. Moses Zira Zaruwa, writes a News24 reader. Read more...

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
My Country Nigeria (Part One)

Poetry by Abdulsalam Jubril.

Submitted by
Abdulsalam Jubril
Recession, dearth in leadership a...

Every leader has the opportunity to become great and making himself immortal in the lives and hearts of people for generations to come. Will Mr. President seize this opportunity?, questions Abdulsalam Jubril. Read more...