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The Premier League champions Leicester City has recently sacked the Italian man Claudio Ranieri nine months after stunning triumph.
Claudio Ranieri, forever the King of Leicester ðŸ† pic.twitter.com/kEmerP2plt
— TheSPORTbible (@TSBible) February 24, 2017
The Italian man Claudio Ranieri's side Leicester City stunned the football world when they won the Premier League last May, having begun the season as 5000-1 outsiders, but have struggled to repeat those heroics in the 2016-17 campaign.
And they are currently 17th in the Premier League table, a point and a place above the bottom three, having lost their past five league matches.
And most importantly Leicester City are the only side in the top four English divisions without a league goal in 2017.
Definitely all these things made the club official sack the 65-year-old Italian manager Claudio Ranieri on Thursday, nine months after surprises the football world by winning the Premier League last May.
As confirming the news, in a statement the club said, "Leicester City Football Club has tonight (Thursday) parted company with its first team manager, Claudio Ranieri,"
"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," it added.
"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."
According to the sources the decision came 24 hours after the team put in a spirited performance in a 2-1 Champions League last 16 first-leg defeat at Sevilla with former Leicester and England striker Gary Lineker leading a chorus of disapproval among the pundits.
"After all that Claudio Ranieri has done for Leicester City, to sack him now is inexplicable, unforgivable and gut-wrenchingly sad," Lineker said on Twitter.
After all that Claudio Ranieri has done for Leicester City, to sack him now is inexplicable, unforgivable and gut-wrenchingly sad.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) February 23, 2017