Ghana and Leicester City defender John Pantsil has stated that the departure of manager Sven Goran Eriksson could revive his fortunes at the English side.

The right-back moved has struggled for playing time at the Championship side under the famous Swedish manager.

Pantsil joined the club in the summer after seeing out his contract at Premier League side Fulham.

Despite admitting that the Swede played a key role in him joining the Foxes, the Ghana defender insists he wants regular playing time.

He told in an interview: "He is a special coach and everyone knows about him – the whole world knows about his quality.

"For me, I always want to work with the manager who will trust me and give me playing time. That is what I want."

Pantsil has made four appearances for Leicester City including a 100th English League cap last week against Birmingham.

Former Leicester boss Martin O'Neill will be installed as a favourite to take charge at King Power Stadium, having left a successful first spell at the club in 2000.


Readers Comment

  • Kwadwo Addai 8 years ago

    Oh ! PAINSTIL same thing happened to Allan Pardew. I am sorry John but keep the fire.

  • Kofi 8 years ago

    As much as I like Pantsil, I think it's time for Nkoom to gradually play as BS right back. Nkoom plays week in week out in a first division, as compared to Pantsil's fringe role at the second English division.

  • brontortor!!! 8 years ago

    from the pix it looks like JP is wearing a skirt oh.

  • Lord Dennig 8 years ago

    brontortor, you made me laugh. lol. It appears so

  • Denizz 8 years ago

    Is a player allowed to wear a skirt in a football match? Fifa needs to investigate dis. Hahahaha! Does what happens to your pants if u are not used to playing regularly.

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  • Denizz 8 years ago

    Mr. Paintsil,if you are given playing time u score an own goal,if u are benched u complain. Haaba!! Anyway good luck.