Worthington takes charge at Leicester

Nigel Worthington has been named Caretaker Manager of Leicester City until the end of the season according to the club's official website. Worthington replaces Rob Kelly, whose 14-month tenure of the Foxes was brought to an end following a 3-0 Easter Monday defeat at Plymouth Argyle.

Nigel Worthington has been named Caretaker Manager of Leicester City until the end of the season according to the club's official website.

Worthington replaces Rob Kelly, whose 14-month tenure of the Foxes was brought to an end following a 3-0 Easter Monday defeat at Plymouth Argyle.

The 45-year-old arrives at the Walkers Stadium with a wealth of experience as both a player and a manager.

Over his playing career he represented Sheffield Wednesday, Leeds United, Stoke City and Blackpool before taking charge of the Tangerines in 1997. Success at Bloomfield Road led to the Northern Irish international being handed the Norwich City job in 2000.

Worthington almost gained instant success at Carrow Road - steering his side to the brink of promotion to the Premiership during his first season in charge - but they missed out on penalties in the final to Birmingham City.

The Canaries' Premiership aspirations were realised during the 2003-04 campaign - Norwich winning promotion to the top-flight with a record haul of 96 points. Overall, Worthington took charge of 280 games during his six years at Carrow Road - winning 114 matches.

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Former Norwich player and coach Doug Livermore joins Worthington at the Walkers as his assistant.

Livermore originally moved back to Carrow Road in 1999 as assistant to Bruce Rioch then Bryan Hamilton before taking up the role alongside Worthington the following season.

Ironically, the duo's first game in charge will be against Norwich City at the Walkers Stadium on Saturday, April 14.