Sousa opens talks over Leicester job

PAULO Sousa looks set to be confirmed as the new manager of Leicester following confirmation of his departure from npower Championship rivals Swansea yesterday.

The Midlands club are searching for a new manager following Nigel Pearson's defection to Hull last week and are understood to have agreed a compensation package with Swansea for Sousa's services.

A statement from Leicester said: "Following his release by mutual consent with Swansea City FC, Leicester City confirm that they have initiated talks with Paulo Sousa in regards to the vacant manager's job. "

Sousa took Swansea to the brink of the Championship play-offs in his first and only season in charge.