Leicester boss Nigel Pearson has refused to clear up the confusion surrounding his job. However, BBC and NBCSN presenter Gary Lineker has shined some light on the developments.
Reports on Sunday evening claimed the 51-year-old had been sacked, with the Foxes bottom of the Barclays Premier League, but the club issued a statement insisting Pearson remained in charge ahead of Tuesday's trip to Arsenal.
Linker tweeted that “[Pearson] was sacked by one of the owners’ family and reinstated by another.”
Pearson said: "I am, today, managing this club as I have been for the last three and three-quarter years, and I am looking to get my team as best prepared as possible for a big game against Arsenal.
"I understand the interest and you wanting to ask questions, but I have loyalties to the people I work for, my staff and the players, which really is more important to me than trying to clarify things for a story which was based on speculation."
Pearson expects to be in charge for the rest of the season as the Foxes battle the drop but insisted all his focus is on tackling Arsenal on Tuesday.
"I've had conversations, absolutely," he said when asked if he had received reassurances about his job.
"I am always happy to take the responsibility that being a manager brings.
"The club made a statement and I'm not going to speak about it.
"We have a game tomorrow and it's important my focus, and the focus of the players, is on what we can do tomorrow night rather than talk about something I'm not prepared to talk about.
"I always have a very good working relationship with the owners and I'm sure I will moving forward.
"If I have got things to say I will say it in the appropriate manner to the appropriate people.
"In an ideal world I would rather the story not be out there. I had an interesting Sunday."
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