Leicester City Football Club on Thursday announced the sack of the manager of the club, Claudio Ranieri.
Claudio, who led the Foxes to the greatest triumph in the Club’s 133-year history last season, and won it the premiership had gone through a rough patch this ongoing season with the club battling relegation.
‘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,’ the Vice Chairman of the club, Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha said in the statement announcing the 65-year-old Italian’s sack.