Leicester have sacked director of football Terry Robinson, but manager Nigel Pearson still retains the faith of the club despite a slump in results.
Press Association Sport reports the decision is based purely on footballing reasons.
"Leicester City Football Club has terminated the contract of its director of football, Terry Robinson,'' said a statement from the Barclays Premier League club. "He departs with immediate effect and with the best wishes of everyone at the football club.
The 1-0 home defeat to Manchester City on Saturday was certainly one of Leicester's better displays, but the Foxes desperately need points, not plucky performances. The defending Premier League champions were significantly below par, particularly in the first half, so an upset was certainly possible.
Despite handing the visitors the majority of possession, Esteban Cambiasso and Danny Drinkwater bossed the midfield and Jamie Vardy caused problems with his pace. Yet aside from Cambiasso's clever free...