Former Owls captain is back at Leicester

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Nigel Pearson walked back into the pressure of the Leicester job and admitted the only ingredient missing at the King Power Stadium is Premier League football.

The new Foxes boss was unveiled to the media having completed close to two weeks of negotiations with Hull City - whom Pearson joined 17 months ago having walked away from the previous City regime.

The upbeat 48-year-old, who preferred to look forward and not dwell on his previous departure, admitted the move back to Leicestershire - under now chairman Vichai Raksriaksorn - came as a surprise but also that he was happy to return.

“The last 12 days have felt longer than that if I’m being perfectly honest,” he said.

“It’s good to be back now, I’m glad it’s been resolved and hopefully we can move forward.”

The former Sheffield Wednesday skipper added: “I’m delighted to be back here. I like positive pressure, I don’t feel the fact that expectations are high interfere with how I work, I get a very positive feel for the place.”