Date: 12th March 2017 at 3:18pm
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Birmingham City may consider a move for Nigel Pearson if Gianfranco Zola leaves the club, according to Alan Nixon of The Sun on Sunday.

In his column, Nixon wrote- ‘Nigel Pearson’s name is being mentioned in the corridors of power at Birmingham. He is also on the shortlist to return as manager at old club Leicester – but the Blues job may come up sooner. Current boss Gianfranco Zola has struggled to make an impact and straight talking Pearson has his admirers at St. Andrews’.

Pearson was sacked as Derby County manager in October after just 14 games in charge. Previously, he won promotion with Leicester City and led them to the great escape in 2015.

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9 Replies to “Nixon: ‘Pearson has his admirers at St. Andrews’.”

  • I dont want Zola to go ., but if it is in TTAs mind i think Pearson is the only one that could bring success at this late stage ..but whether he has the character to bring in a quality striker and centre back of the quality blues need in the summer the jury is out …

  • David.Why do you want Zola to stay? I really believe that given 9games he will fail to keep us off 3rd spot. I would love him to succeed at Blues but relegation is very important to avoid and for this reason we simply can’t gamble any longer.Newcastle,Brighton and Derby home only pointers to our further dropping. I would love to have your faith in him.

  • 9games is a decent shout for someone like Pearson but 8games is a bit too tight. Panos surely must have a new man in against Newcastle,it the only step he can possibly take. Since the woeful excuse of a football game against Cardiff,the whole hierarchy must have decided by three quarters way through that game that our system,selection of players had reached the very bottom.

  • I really hope Blues aren’t seriously considering Pearson, I really can’t stand the bloke & the thought of him being in charge of the club I love makes me wanna vomit. Although my confidence in Zola turning things round has totally gone out the window, I think sacking him now would be a bad move. I can’t see us getting relegated as fortunately there are at least 5 teams worse than us in the championship. Performance wise we’ve played well apart from the odd game & i’m sure we’d get enough points between now & the end of the season to keep us safe.

  • I want Zola to stay because to be a quality team you need to have quality players ..And of the managers available i don’t think any of them has the contacts ..The pull ..Or is liked enough as Zola to land such players ……

  • David Village. Spot on mate. I think the best we could do now is see this season out, then Zola has the whole summer to sort the team out, if the players he’s brought in so far are anything to go by we should have a pretty good squad come the start of next season, then if things start off badly next season, then it’s time to get rid of him.

  • David/WhoRya. Very positive and I hope you are both right. However,just cannot see Zola mustering up a win anywhere-even Rotherham away. What I can see is a new man getting us into a sensible shape e.g Flat back four,solid midfield and two forwards. As I previously stated I do not see Zola given the responsibility of the Newcastle game. TTA will have had enough.especially learning of the Derby situation.

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