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Leicester City sacks Coach Claudio Ranieri 9 months after winning Premier League Title

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Reigning English Premier League Champions, Leicester City FC have released an official statement confirming the sack of it’s first team coach, Claudio Ranieri.

Ranieri was appointed as Leicester coach in July 2015 and went on to lead the Foxes to unarguably their greatest achievement in their entire 133-year history last season as he led his team to the English Premier League crown beating the usual bigwigs like Manchester United, Chelsea, Manchester City & Arsenal to the title. Nevertheless, results have been hard to come by on the domestic scene this season and the Board felt a change of leadership was necessary to engineer a reversal of fortunes this season.

Leicester City Vice Chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha said:
“This has been the most difficult decision we have had to make in nearly seven years since King Power took ownership of Leicester City. But we are duty-bound to put the Club’s long-term interests above all sense of personal sentiment, no matter how strong that might be.
Claudio has brought outstanding qualities to his office. His skilful management, powers of motivation and measured approach have been reflective of the rich experience we always knew he would bring to Leicester City. His warmth, charm and charisma have helped transform perceptions of the Club and develop its profile on a global scale. We will forever be grateful to him for what he has helped us to achieve.
It was never our expectation that the extraordinary feats of last season should be replicated this season. Indeed, survival in the Premier League was our first and only target at the start of the campaign. But we are now faced with a fight to reach that objective and feel a change is necessary to maximise the opportunity presented by the final 13 games.”

Assistant Manager, Craig Shakespeare and First Team Coach, Mike Stowell will now take charge of preparations for games in the interim as Leicester face a crunch Premier League fixture against Liverpool on Saturday.

Assistant Manager, Paolo Benetti & First Team Sport Science & C0nditioning Coach, Andrea Azzalin have also left the club as the Board begin their recruitment process.

View the official tweet & Instagram post below:

6 Comments

  1. Mercy Amos

    February 24, 2017 at 5:53 am

    Why the sack now…. Am sure there’s more to it

  2. Benson Ossai

    February 24, 2017 at 7:54 am

    If were Ranieri i would have quit the club when the ovation was loud.

  3. Caramel chic

    February 24, 2017 at 9:10 am

    Football is such a great lesson for kids to watch. So many life lessons can be taken from this situation. Thank you God that you are not man. Wish you all the best Mr Claudio. I hope your latter will be amazing. Human beings are plagued with memory lost.

    • Mogulette

      February 24, 2017 at 8:12 pm

      I soo agree with you. So many examples I could use but let’s take this one:

      May 2015 -Chelsea PL champions
      Leicester- 14th
      Oct 2015 – Leicester 1st position
      Chelsea 14th position
      May 2016 – Leicester PL champions
      Chelsea 10th position

      Oct 2016 – Chelsea 1st
      Leicester 14th

      Fast forward to 2017 and it’s looking like Chelsea will win the league, and Leicester is going to need a miracle to escape relegation.

      Lesson: So many life lessons from this alone but I’ll stick to this: Life ebbs and flows. Do not denigrate cos you feel you’re in a higher spot today cos guess what.. Tomorrow you might be in their exact spot while they switch to yours.
      Two friends I know were single, then one met a guy, and got married. Levels changed and she began treating other friend like a loser, a lepper. Two years later and marriage packs up. Just about then other friend meets man of her dreams and gets married. Till today they’re still married while the divorcee is still, well, single.
      On the other hand, do not lose hope in life because of where you are cos miracles happen. Impossible is nothing. Just ask Leicester.

      I am a soccer fanatic can you tell?

  4. kwinny

    February 24, 2017 at 10:09 am

    Leicester Cifty FC! The nerve!!! They sacked their coach!! When Manchester City FC never sack their own or even Arsenal! LCFC are ingrates!

    LOL

  5. Anon

    February 24, 2017 at 10:23 am

    Hope the players are happy now.

    “Leicester’s senior players told the club’s owners they were unhappy with Claudio Ranieri after the Champions League defeat at Sevilla, according to Sky sources.”

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