Manager Claudio Ranieri has been sacked by
Leicester City, nine months after leading
them to the Premier League title.
The Foxes are one point above the
relegation zone with 13 matches left.
“Leicester city reluctantly feels that a change
leadership, and admittedly said it was
said a statement.
Ranieri, 65, who guided the Foxes to the
despite them being rated as an outsider at
the start of the campaign.
His sacking comes less than 24 hours
after a 2-1 defeat at Spanish side Sevilla in
the first leg of their Uefa Champions League
The Foxes won the Premier League by 10
points but have won just five top-flight
games so far this season, and could become
the first defending champions to be
relegated since 1938.
They have lost their past five league matches
and are the only side in the top four English
divisions without a league goal in 2017.
“His status as the most successful Leicester
City manager of all time is without question,”
added the Foxes statement.
“However, domestic results in the current
campaign have placed the club’s Premier
League status under threat.”
this month, Leicester who gave their
“unwavering support” to the Italian.
‘Club interests above sentiment’
Leicester City vice-chairman Aiyawatt
“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
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