Friday, 24 February 2017

Official statement from Leicester City Football Club confirmed Manager, Claudio Ranieri sacked

Marginally nine months on from winning the Premier League trophy,

the Italian has left the club after they became mired in relegation trouble
Leicester City have promulgated that manager Claudio Ranieri has been sacked.

The 65-year-old's position has come under incrementing scrutiny this season, with Leicester unable to get proximate to the standards they hit in last term's remarkable Premier League denomination triumph.

The Foxes have lost seven of their last nine matches, including Wednesday's Champions League last-16 first leg against Sevilla, while a return of just five wins in 25 league matches has left them one point above the relegation zone.

And despite the more inspiriting performance in the 2-1 loss in Spain, the club have decided to part company with the manager who led them to designation glory only nine months ago.

Official statement from Leicester City Football Club follows:
"Leicester City Football Club has tonight [Thursday] parted company with its first team Manager, Claudio Ranieri," the club said in a statement.

"Claudio, appointed City manager in July 2015, led the Foxes to the greatest triumph in the club's 133-year history last season, as we were crowned champions of England for the first time. His status as the most successful Leicester City manager of all time is without question.

"However, domestic results in the current campaign have placed the club's Premier League status under threat and the board reluctantly feels that a change of leadership, while admittedly painful, is necessary in the club's greatest interest.

"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 skillful management, powers of motivation and measured approach have been reflective of the rich experience we always knew he would bring to Leicester City.

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