Oporto Sports are the official publicists of Nigel Pearson, the current manager of Belgian First Division B side, OH Leuven.

The talismanic former defender enjoyed a successful playing career beginning with Heanor Town, before reaching the Football League with Shrewsbury Town, Sheffield Wednesday, where he won the League Cup in 1991 and Middlesbrough.

Since retiring as a player, Pearson has achieved the UEFA FA Pro Licence qualification, the highest professional coaching qualification in the game, and has worked as a coach, assistant manager, caretaker manager and manager at a variety of clubs, as well as working with the England under-21s.

He is perhaps best known for his two spells at Leicester City; where he won the League One and Championship titles, achieved the best statistical escape from relegation in Premier League history and helped to build the squad which ultimately went on to win the Premier League title a year after his departure from the club.

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