Football: Leicester City sack heroic manager Claudio Ranieri. Sad!!!

Claudio Ranieri sacked by Leicester City Football Club just nine months after leading them to their first ever Barclays English Premier League trophy in the club's one hundred thirty three-year (133) history.
Following a poor run in the league so far this season leaving the defending champions in the relegation zone, the sixty-five-year-old had it coming - only a matter of time which ran out today.

As many legendary footballers, managers, and footballers repeatedly expressed, the sport - football has become more about the money hence, the constant display of impatience, arrogance in dealing with everything that impedes the growth of the club's revenue... so believe me Ranieri had it coming. Though quite sad!

"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.

"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."


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