Leeds new boy Chris Wood discusses Leicester's sacking of Pearson

After the Foxes boss was sacked on Tuesday night, the new Leeds forward gave his thoughts on what happened at his old club.

New Leeds United signing Chris Wood will have been asked plenty of questions on Wednesday after deciding to move to Elland Road, but one he wouldn't be able to escape from was what happened at Leicester for them to discard manager Nigel Pearson, something he touched on with Sky Sports.

"I was the same as everyone else last night," he told Sky Sports. "I couldn’t really believe it at first.

"I think the owner has probably thought it’s time to move on and see what’s out there. He’d done a great job keeping them up last season and he’ll always be remembered at Leicester."

Discussing his surprise at the decision, with Leicester winning more points than any other Premier League side since April, the All White star offered a realistic perspective on the situation.

"It’s one of those things, you never can tell what’s going to happen in football," Wood added.

"But that’s the joys of football, it could be good one day or bad the next."

Wood's old club Leicester are now looking for a new manager, Pearson is looking for a new job, and Wood will be looking forward to making an impression for the Championship giants, having featured just six times for the Foxes last season before an equally disappointing loan spell at Ipswich.

Leeds could be heading into their most settled period in years

Having just left a club on the day after they surprisingly sacked their manager, Wood could have been excused for having concerns at the club he's signed up with if he would have arrived at any other point in the last couple of years.

But things are moving along unusually positively at Elland Road, with Massimo Cellino bringing through signings at the club, and Wood's arrival a particularly exciting one.

Under new manager Uwe Rosler, Leeds will have real confidence in a player that has at times in his short career demonstrated genuine goalscoring talent at Championship level.

If the Whites can keep him fit, Wood could be the man that fires them towards hopes of a promotion.

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