Leicester City Sacks Coach Claudio Ranieri 9 months After Winning The Premier League Title

Reigning English Premier League Champions, Leicester City FC have sacked it’s first team coach, Claudio Ranieri, nine months after he led them to the Premier League title.

Ranieri, who was appointed as Leicester coach in July 2015 and went on to lead the Foxes to their first title in their entire 133-year history last season, was sacked yesterday with the Foxes just one point above the relegation zone with 13 matches left…

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 tat 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.

cc: Daily Gossip

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