Thursday, 23 February 2017

Leicester Sacks Claudio Ranieri

Ranieri has been dismissed with Leicester just a point outside the relegation zone
Claudio Ranieri has been sensationally sacked as Leicester city manager.
The brutal decision to dismiss the man who lead them to arguably the greatest triumph in English football history was made after Wednesday's 2-1 Champions league defeat in Seville.
The club confirmed his departure on Thursday night, calling the decision 'painful' but 'necessary'. Assistant Manager Craig Shakespeare and First Team Coach Mike Stowell will be in charge until a replacement is found, starting with the upcoming game against Liverpool at the King Power Stadium on Monday.
The 65-year-old's appointment was met with criticism when he replaced Nigel Pearson in July 2015 but he sensationally inspired a team which had narrowly escaped relegation to their first-ever Premier League title.
His remarkable achievement with a squad worth just £55million saw him named FIFA Coach of the Year.
But the Italian was unable to replicate his success this season. 
While Leicester initially shone in the Champions League — winning their group — they desperately struggled in the Premier League.
The Foxes are yet to score a goal in the Premier League in 2017 and have picked up just one point from a possible 18. 
They needed a replay and extra-time to get past Derby in the FA Cup fourth round only to be humbled by Millwall of League One in the last 16. 

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