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Post  gil t azell on 2017-02-23, 7:59 pm

Sacked.................allegedly.

The players should be ashamed of themselves.  Unfortunately if this is true I fear they will stay up.

PS, Nigel Pearson to take over.

Wins the EPL and sacked. Disgraceful.
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Post  Hieronymus on 2017-02-23, 8:40 pm

Shocked! Shocked Shocked Shocked 


Claudio Ranieri: Leicester City sack Premier League-winning manager

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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.
"The board reluctantly feels that a change of leadership, while admittedly painful, is necessary in the club's greatest interest," read a statement.
Ranieri, 65, guided the Foxes to the title despite them being rated 5,000-1 shots at the start of the campaign.

His departure comes less than 24 hours after a 2-1 defeat at Spanish side Sevilla in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie.
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.

Leicester's past two seasons after 25 games
Season    Position  Points   Won   Lost   Scored  Conceded
2015-16     1st           53        15      2          47         27
2016-17    17th         21         5      14         24         43

"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."
Earlier this month, Leicester gave their "unwavering support" to the Italian.

'Club interests above sentiment'

Leicester City vice-chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha:
"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."

What next?

Leicester's next game in their fight for Premier League survival comes when they host Liverpool on Monday.
Assistant manager Craig Shakespeare and first-team coach Mike Stowell will take charge of the squad until a new manager is appointed.
Ranieri's compatriots Paolo Benetti and Andrea Azzalin, both key members of his coaching staff, have left the club.
"The board will now begin the recruitment process and will make no further comment until that process is completed," Leicester added.

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Foxes legend Gary Lineker expresses his shock at Ranieri's departure, using an edited version of the Italian's catchprases

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Post  gil t azell on 2017-02-23, 8:42 pm

Knowing our luck it wouldnt surprise me if Ulloa scored the goal that kept them up.
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Post  Black Cat Kiwi on 2017-02-23, 9:18 pm

gil t azell wrote:Sacked.................allegedly.

The players should be ashamed of themselves.  Unfortunately if this is true I fear they will stay up.

PS, Nigel Pearson to take over.

Wins the EPL and sacked. Disgraceful.
Update,

"A number of bookmakers have ex-Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini as favourite for the Leicester job. Alan Pardew is second favourite in most places, with the club's former boss Nigel Pearson at 8-1.
Early days."

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Post  cyprussyd on 2017-02-23, 9:22 pm

Is it good or bad news for us,no idea

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Post  MrRAWhite on 2017-02-24, 12:43 am

Mancini favourite..Who knows if this will be a positive..

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Post  barrowmackem on 2017-02-24, 7:40 am

the crazy world of football. Saying that changing manager at this stage of a season has worked for us on numerous occasions.

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Post  Black Cat Kiwi on 2017-02-24, 7:59 am

A just had a sad thought....I wonder what odds you could have got for picking he'd be sacked before the end of the season ...better than the 5000-1 of winning the EPL   cyclops

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Post  cyprussyd on 2017-02-24, 7:03 pm


'YESTERDAY MY DREAM DIED'
Former Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri has just released a statement following his departure from the King Power.
"Yesterday my dream died," writes the Italian.
"After the euphoria of last season and being crowned Premier League Champions all I dreamt of was staying with Leicester City, the Club I love, for always.
"Sadly this was not to be.
"I wish to thank my wife Rosanna and all my family for their never ending support during my time at Leicester. My thanks go to Paolo and Andrea who accompanied me on this wonderful journey. To Steve Kutner and Franco Granello for bringing me the opportunity to become a Champion.
"Mostly I have to thank Leicester City Football Club. The adventure was amazing and will live with me forever. Thank you to all the journalists and the media who came with us and enjoyed reporting on the greatest story in football. My heartfelt thanks to everybody at the Club, all the players, the staff, everybody who was there and was part of what we achieved.
"But mostly to the supporters. You took me into your hearts from day one and loved me. I love you too. No one can ever take away what we together have achieved, and I hope you think about it and smile every day the way I always will. It was a time of wonderfulness and happiness that I will never forget. It's been a pleasure and an honour to be a Champion with all of you."



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Post  cyprussyd on 2017-02-24, 7:07 pm

PLAYERS 'UNHAPPY' WITH RANIERI
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The meeting was called by the owners - not the players - and they were told by the senior professionals that the relationship between Ranieri and the other members of the coaching staff, including assistant manager Craig Shakespeare, had broken down.
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First team coach Paolo Benetti and sports science coach Andrea Azzalin have also left the club with Ranieri.

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Post  Nostalgic on 2017-02-24, 8:58 pm

Shakespeare has come out and stated that the sacking was nothing to do with the players and Ranieri had not lost the dressing room. The facts are there to see and are simply that he has not been able to stop the bad slide they are in.  No goals in 2017 also speaks for itself and just shows that their commendable achievement last year could not be sustained, but seeing them go down the tubes as they are needed something drastic and he was the loser.

Their first half performance against Seville was desperate, but when they reverted to a long ball into space for Vardy to chase down brought them a goal. They were sussed out some time ago by the Prem clubs and could not come with Plan B.

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Post  cyprussyd on 2017-02-24, 11:52 pm

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Post  Nostalgic on 2017-02-25, 9:42 pm

Going back eighteen months and looking at it from a historical viewpoint what would any supporter make of a deal that said this upcoming season you would be Champions, the next season you would reach the knock out stage of the ECL, or even win it, but would be relegated domestically.

Who wouldn't say yes to that?

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Post  cyprussyd on 2017-02-25, 10:32 pm

Nostalgic wrote:Going back eighteen months and looking at it from a historical viewpoint what would any supporter make of a deal that said this upcoming season you would be Champions, the next season you would reach the knock out stage of the ECL, or even win it, but would be relegated domestically.

Who wouldn't say yes to that?
I would say yes and I would be disappointed and angry if we sacked the manager who achieved all that.

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Post  Nostalgic on 2017-02-26, 1:54 am

cyprussyd wrote:
Nostalgic wrote:Going back eighteen months and looking at it from a historical viewpoint what would any supporter make of a deal that said this upcoming season you would be Champions, the next season you would reach the knock out stage of the ECL, or even win it, but would be relegated domestically.

Who wouldn't say yes to that?
I would say yes and I would be disappointed and angry if we sacked the manager who achieved all that.
Still in Europe but in bottom three under that manager.  Possibly it would have been better to ask him to go with a golden handshake or move him upstairs but either way it would have fudged the situation. There is also their run-in to consider as it contains a fair amount of games against top opposition.

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Post  Nostalgic on 2017-02-27, 7:46 pm

Just watched live  interview with the Telegraph local reporter in Leics and he said that the locals, including him, were definitely worried that they would be relegated and the national press had focused too much on the sacking coming the season after winning the title.

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Post  canary-dave on 2017-02-27, 8:13 pm

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Claudio Ranieri has donated £1,500,000 of his £3 million pay off to the Foxes Foundation charity. What an unbelievable gesture.

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Post  cyprussyd on 2017-02-27, 9:28 pm

And suddenly Leicester play like champions.

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Post  Hieronymus on 2017-02-27, 10:26 pm

cyprussyd wrote:And suddenly Leicester play like champions.
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Post  Nostalgic on 2017-02-28, 2:47 am

After a gesture like that surely they will come up with a response in his honour.

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Post  barrowmackem on 2017-02-28, 8:56 am

not many people like him around sadly nowadays. Came from the same mould as Quinny.

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