Claudio Ranieri was hailed last year for his remarkable achievement of taking an unknown Leicester City team to the apex of the Premier League and finally establishing its self in the history books of the world for winning the grand title which was in the past dominated by the bigger teams with huge financial backing from their owners.
The new campaign has seen the team fall down the pack, winning less and less games, the club board had no choice than to show the coach the exist door.
Officall statement on the club website by the vice chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha read;
“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 question now is who will replace the celebrated coach and fill the hot seat very well to get the team back on winning streak to send a strong signal of a heavy return to duty?