Gary Lineker reacts on Twitter to Nigel Pearson’s Derby appointment

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson

Nigel Pearson has been appointed the new Derby County manager.

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson

Tottenham Hotspur legend Gary Lineker has taken to social networking site Twitter to give his reaction to Derby County’s decision to appoint Nigel Pearson as their manager.

Pearson has been appointed the Championship club’s new manager on a three-year contract.

The Englishman had been without a managerial job since the summer of 2015 when he parted company with Leicester City.

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson

Former Tottenham and Leicester striker Lineker has backed Derby’s decision to make Pearson their new manager.

The former England international has also made a reference to Pearson’s ostrich remarks back in April 2015.

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson celebrates at full time

During a post-match press conference, the former Hull City boss accused a journalist of being an ostrich and burying his head in the sand, as reported by The Guardian at the time (click here to read more).

Derby are one of the biggest clubs of England, and Pearson has been appointed in order to guide the Rams back to the Premier League.

It will not be easy given the competitive nature of the Championship, but the Derby fans should be optimistic about a successful 2016-17 campaign.

Leicester manager Nigel Pearson poses with the Barclays manager of the month award for April

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