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We take a look at three of Nigel Pearson’s most memorable moments as manager of Leicester.

Quoted by the Mail, Pearson took to calling journalist Ian Baker an ostrich after Leicester’s 3-1 loss to Chelsea on Wednesday night, claiming that the amount of criticism aimed at his team for the entire season was there for all to see.

Pearson said: “If you don’t know the answer to that question then I think you are an ostrich. Your head must be in the sand. Is your head in the sand? Are you flexible enough to get your head in the sand? My suspicion would be no.”

It was certainly rather memorable response, but it should not be a surprise from Pearson, who has previous in showing his rather crazy side.

To refresh everyone’s memories, we take a look at three of his finest moments as a manager, including strangling a player - and swearing at fans and journalists.

Pearson vs James McArthur

Seeming to take it rather poorly when McArthur of Crystal Palace tumbled into him, Pearson just could not control himself as he appears to strangle the midfielder whilst holding him on the ground. He then proceeded to pull his shirt when not letting him back on to the field of play.

Pearson vs Fans

Seemingly swearing at his own fans, Pearson told one man to “f**k off and die” during the Foxes’ 3-2 loss to QPR at the end of last year. He was reprimanded for his conduct, and it was one of a few times he has abused the fans who go to watch Leicester every week.

Pearson vs Journalists

Another journalist to receive the wrath of Pearson, he took to calling someone a “p***k” after the Foxes draw with Hull City in March. He certainly looks to be losing his reputation at an alarming rate, and these outbursts are not endearing him to many people.

Still, he is great entertainment, isn’t he?

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