Published: Mon, February 27, 2017
Technology | By Timothy Carter

'My dream died' - Emotional Ranieri speaks out after being sacked

'My dream died' - Emotional Ranieri speaks out after being sacked

First, caretaker manager Craig Shakespeare used his press conference ahead of the start of Matchweek 26 in the Premier League to dispel rumors that a player revolt had contributed to the decision to fire Ranieri.

"I'm not inside, I have no right to try to find scenarios".

Leicester chairperson Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha says the Foxes had much to sort out if they are to survive their predicament.

And as a final thought, Saunders finds himself wondering whether Ranieri's treatment by Leicester makes football management "the worst job in the world".

Former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini, who had a brief spell as a Leicester player in 2001, was among names mentioned as a possible successor.

"I think a lot of the problems with Nigel were related to off-field stuff as opposed to what he was doing as a football manager". Does it faze me? No.

The England worldwide wrote on Instagram: "Claudio has and always will have my complete respect".

It was revealed earlier this year that several senior Leicester players, who signed new deals last summer, have a clause in their contract that mean they will be hit with a 40 percent wage cut if the team is relegated. "It is my little homage to somebody that write the most handsome history of the Premier League", Mourinho said.

He has clearly held on firmly to his grudge for a number of years, after launching an attack, which alludes to a dark side of Ranieri unseen during his time at Leicester.

"This has been the most hard decision we have had to make in almost seven years since King Power took ownership of Leicester City", Srivaddhanaprabha said. "He was somebody who deserved to have the stadium named after him but he has been sacked".

Mourinho's relationship with the Italian has been fraught, but he followed up an Instagram tribute to Ranieri with further warm words on Friday, and described his own sacking by Chelsea in December 2015 - again just months after winning a league title - as "peanuts" by comparison. He said back then: "It is really not my fault if he was considered a loser at Chelsea". It's just so odd to see a team go from contender to near relegation, with some feeling what was accomplished past year was enough for Ranieri to keep his job. He is nearly 70 years old.

"He's old and he hasn't won anything".

"I think somewhere along the way, you have to take a little bit of criticism".

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