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Last Updated: Wednesday, 2 May 2007, 16:21 GMT 17:21 UK
Worthington awaits Foxes decision
Nigel Worthington
Worthington steered Leicester away from the drop
Nigel Worthington has re-iterated his desire to land the Leicester City manager's job on a full-time basis.

Former Norwich and Blackpool boss Worthington came in on 11 April on a caretaker basis with the Foxes five points off the relegation zone.

Having steered them to safety he is now waiting to hear if the job is his.

"I'm in the frame as much as anyone else," he told BBC Sport. "I'm within the club and I've done as much as I can to prove I'm the man for the job."

Worthington was sacked by Norwich in October 2006 after six years in the hot-seat at Carrow Road, and after a break from the game he arrived at Leicester when Rob Kelly was relieved of his post.

The Northern Irishman told BBC Radio Five Live's Sportsweek programme in April that he would be "very happy" to stay at the Walkers Stadium.

And on Wednesday, he said: "This is a great club with great facilities which are geared towards the Premiership.

"The agreement was that I would come in for five games to keep them in the Championship and he (chairman Milan Mandaric) would assess it from there. We've got one game left and then he can assess everything."

Mandaric has previously said of Worthington: "He has made a difference and he will be considered.

"The response he's had from the players has been good in a short space of time, if we keep doing well, he would have a good chance of the job."

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