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Former Derby, Leicester and Hull boss ‘interviewed for Premier League job’

Nigel Pearson, remember him? Well he could be set for a return to the Premier League after it’s claimed he’s been interviewed for the Watford job.

The Times suggest the 56-year-old met with officials from the Hornets on Thursday about the possibility of replacing Quique Sanchez Flores, who was given the boot last weekend.

He is said to be a serious contender for the job after being named the favourite with the bookies to try and save the club from going down.

Pearson has previous experience of helping a side escape deep trouble, having led Leicester to safety in 2015 when they where to the foot of the table at Christmas.

Watford are also bottom of the Premier League table and seven points adrift of safety.

Hayden Mullins is currently in caretaker charge, where he saw his side beaten 2-0 by Pearson’s former club.

Could Watford also be preparing for life in the Championship? Pearson won the Championship and League One during his time with the Foxes between 2011 and 2015.

His most recent job was with Belgian First Division B side Oud-Heverlee Leuven but lasted 17 months, left them bottom of the table with just 22 points from 24 games and there were many fan protests to get him out of the club.

He was recently linked to become the new manager of QPR, Bolton and Sunderland, but he didn’t get the job.


Fans gave their reaction to Nigel Pearson being linked with the job at Watford, many were left unhappy with others summing it up by saying ‘just relegated us now’ – read what they had to say on the next page.


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