Leicester City sack Ranieri nine months after winning the Premier League
- Author: Julie Sanders Feb 24, 2017,
Feb 24, 2017, 13:27
CLAUDIO RANIERI'S sacking by Leicester sparked a furious outcry on social media - that ended up with Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger being trolled.
Leicester are without a win or even a goal in the Premier League since the turn of the year.
Gary Neville questioned whether the manager had become a victim of expectations. Although it will be sad if more of those stories seep out in the coming days - and they probably will - it has to be hoped the club have done their due diligence and then weighed up their options. All this comes after the club/owner/Chairman/ has pledged their "unwavering support".
This isn't a new phenomenon in the Premier League.
It's official. Claudio Ranieri has been sacked by Leicester City. "We have to continue in this way and keep going".
Two months down the line, Rodgers was shown the door unceremoniously. Ranieri is simply the latest manager to be toppled by player power.
The 65-year-old's position has come under increasing scrutiny this season, with Leicester unable to get close to the standards it hit during last season's historic run to the top.
Identifying the real problem at the King Power Stadium proved too hard a task for Ranieri who, after spending £70 million last summer, appeared to tinker too much with his squad.
However, Leicester did thrive in the Champions League under Ranieri in their first five matches, claiming 13 points to sin their group. "The way the lads are with each other now, it seemed like it was previous year, and we have a tough game on Monday to get ready for, but this goal can really do something to the squad". Right now, the team is only a point away from the drop zone, which would see the club relegated to a lower league next season. Crystal Palace are yet to click into gear, but in Sam Allardyce, they possess a manager who is familiar with the circumstances of a relegation battle.
Announcing the decision to sack Ranieri, Leicester said that although the former is without a doubt the most successful Leicester City manager of all time, the recent fall in the domestic results have forced them to take the decision.
"But we are duty bound to put the club's longterm interests above all sense of personal sentiment, no matter how strong that might be".