Former Toon Coach 'On The Brink'

Last updated : 31 December 2014 By Footy Mad - Editor

Nigel Pearson: "The longer disappointing results go on for it is clear that people will be under pressure.

"I'm very proud to be here, I work for people who I have a huge amount of respect for but I understand they will always make the right decision for the club.

"I don't need public assurances. I understand the situation I work under here and we are all trying to work for the same outcome.

"I don't like anyone losing their job, I have sympathy and empathy. I don't have all the information in terms of all the individual circumstances.

"I'm sure the bookies were disappointed it was not me. It spurs people on to do their job. It's always difficult to see managers lose their jobs.

"If you have the support of people you work for that's always important. I don't think any manager is above that sort of scrutiny. That's the nature of the industry. I can't talk for other clubs but I certainly won't get ahead of myself."