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Leicester City sack Ranieri but greedy owners keep faith in lazy players

by | 23rd, February 2017

And so it came to pass that nine months after leading Leicester City to an unlikely Premier League title the Foxes upset odds of 5,000-1  the club’s owners have sacked Claudio Ranieri.

Leicester have won just five matches this season. They have failed to score a league goal in 2017. So Ranieri goes because it’s cheaper to sack him than it is to get rid of the failing players. The owners care more for Premier League TV money than glory and continuity.

Leicester City vice-chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha has issued a statement:

“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.”

A harder decision than this one: in September, Leicester City chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha put himself on the matchday programme instead of manager

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