I had nothing against the guy until this week, but his switch from Hull to Leicester in mid season is nothing short of disgraceful in my book. Fair enough if a Premiership club head hunts a manager in the Championship, but to jump ship and climb aboard a rival shitik is utterly despicable.
Of course, we are not blameless as a club in this respect, poaching Pardew from Reading in a very similar way. But Pards struggled in his first season, his betrayal of his former employers seemingly hanging like an albatross around his neck. Hopefully the same will happen to Pearson.
There will be those quick to point out that clubs show no loyalty to managers so why should managers keep faith with clubs, but it is the Hull fans I feel sorry for. Pearson was doing a good job, getting more out of the team than anybody could reasonably expect. Now the players and the fans will feel deflated at the very least, and possibly even betrayed. I suspect their promotions chances are dead in the water as a result.
Will Leicester now go on a winning run? I hope not. Pearson and Leicester deserve to come a Roy Cropper in my opinion and sink without trace.