Nigel Pearson: Leicester City boss happy to wait on contract

Nigel Pearson

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson says he is not worried that his contract runs out in the summer.

Pearson, who rejoined as boss for a second spell in November 2011, has led City to the top of the Championship.

He told BBC Radio Leicester: "It [a new contract] is not something I think about. If we do alright, things take care of themselves.

"Me and the players are focused on trying to achieve the goal we set - and that is to try and get promoted."

Pearson's future became a constant topic of discussion in the second half of last term, when the pre-season Championship favourites started to slip out of the automatic promotion places.

An impressive end-of-season run saw the Foxes recover to reach the play-offs, but they were beaten by Watford in a thrilling two-legged semi-final tie.

This campaign has seen Pearson's side win 12 of their 18 games but there has been no talk of a new contract.

"It only becomes an issue because people want to know about it," he said.

"The most important thing for me, whether you have a contract that lasts three years or three months, is that in the type of job I do there are no guarantees it will go the distance anyway.

"You have to be pretty pragmatic about it and get on with the job in hand.

"I am really enjoying myself here. I have a job to do, I am committed to the job and I enjoy the job and the challenge.

"I don't need any reassurance of my own situation."

Pearson and 11 of his players - including goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel and skipper Wes Morgan - are out of contract at the end of the season.

He hopes the prospect of earning a new deal will motivate them.

"I think the incentive is there for all of us to do well for ourselves and the club," he added.

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