“It’s been a pleasure spending time listening to the passion with which he talks about the game. His enthusiasm, organisation and motivation will I’m certain prove essential in driving the team forwards and upwards over the coming weeks and months.”
During two spells at the King Power Stadium, the former Derby County and Hull City boss also led the Foxes to a League One title and two Championship Play-Off places as well as that 2013/14 Championship title win.
A former England Under-21 assistant coach, Pearson has also held managerial roles at Southampton and Carlisle – and was most recently employed at Belgian outfit Oud-Heverlee Leuven.
“I’d like to thank Hayden Mullins for stepping into to coach the team on an interim basis. He is fully deserving of everyone’s gratitude,” added Duxbury.
“Tomorrow gives the perfect opportunity for Nigel to be officially introduced to our supporters as Hayden leads the time in the quest for a very important three points.”