BRYAN HUGHES: Pearson should have shown more control

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Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson has certainly had an interesting week.

His clash with Crystal Palace’s James McArthur in Saturday’s game just underlined the fact that manager’s should be able to control themselves on the touchline, even if he is going through a tough time.

We saw a similar incident last season when then Newcastle manager Alan Pardew had a coming together with Hull City’s David Meyler.

We have all made errors as managers, which is something you look at when you are new to the role.

You have to keep your calm on the touchline when things become heated.

Most managers are ex-players, so they will be kicking and heading every ball on the park.

You can only do so much as a manager. The preparation is fine, but when the players go over the line it is down to them.

There is that fire burning in your belly and you need that passion for your team.

Football is a family day-out nowadays though, so incidents like that should be clamped down upon.

The last thing that kids should see is managers fighting among themselves or with players.

Despite all that has happened over the weekend, I believe that Leicester’s decision to keep Pearson in charge is a good one because it will give Leicester a good opportunity to get out of the sticky situation they are in.

People forget that Pearson did such a good job in getting Leicester up to the Premier League, but boards do act a little hastily in today’s game.

When I was playing at Charlton, Alan Curbishley, who had an amazing legacy with the club, was replaced by Iain Dowie.

Iain was only given 14 games before he was sacked, which didn’t give him the chance to build his own team or anything like that.

It was similar with David Moyes at Manchester United. It is so hard to replace somebody like Sir Alex Ferguson, who had so much success at the club.

I obviously get the point that it is a big business that is all focused on results.

There still needs to be more consistency though because I believe that it breeds success.

When a manager is sacked then the merry-go-round starts again and that can continue for a number