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The manager admits that rumours suggesting that owner Vichai Raksriaksorn is ready to dispense with his services in favour of the former Tottenham coach are "a bit of an irritant"

Leicester City boss Nigel Pearson admits that he is becoming agitated by reports that he will be sacked and replaced by Harry Redknapp at the King Power Stadium.

Despite leading the Foxes to fifth in the Championship after four wins in five games, rumours have intensified that owner Vichai Raksriaksorn is ready to dispense with his services.

Raksriaksorn has developed a reputation for sacking managers, having axed Paolo Sousa and Sven Goran Eriksson since buying the club from Milan Mandaric in 2010, and it has been speculated that Pearson will face a similar fate.

However, the 49-year-old is ignoring rumours that Redknapp will be taking his post at Leicester, insisting that he will not let it distract him from the task in hand as he continues preparations for the trip to Huddersfield on Tuesday.

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"I don't let things like that worry me too much, but I don't know who is being mischievous in terms of these stories," he said. "My job is to get the team ready for another match and to prepare as well as we can.

"It's a bit of an irritant, but it's not going to alter how I prepare for the game."

It is believed that the Thai tycoon is growing increasingly frustrated that his £60 million investment has failed to secure Premier League football and will turn to Redknapp, sacked by Tottenham in the summer, in order to achieve that.

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