Leicester City Supporters’ Club Chairman Slams Ranieri Sacking


The chairman of the Leicester City Supporters’ Club has described the sacking of manager Claudio Ranieri as “shameful and embarrassing.”

Leicester axed Ranieri on Thursday, just nine months after winning a shock Premier League title, with the club a point above the relegation zone.

Cliff Ginnetta said he believed the manager should have stayed, telling PA Sport: “In all the years I’ve followed Leicester City, it’s one of the most embarrassing things that’s ever happened.

“I thought they’d give him the season and then reappraise it. Definitely after Sevilla [a 2-1 away defeat in the Champions League] when, in the second half we looked OK.

“I don’t know why the big panic, especially now. The guy is loved by supporters and they are devastated.

“They had to give him the rest of the season.”

Leicester stars including Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez, Kasper Schmeichel and Danny Drinkwater, signed new contracts in the summer — but Ginnetta said he felt the players had let Ranieri down this season.

“The entire thing is by all accounts down to player control,”

he said.

“On the off chance that I was the executive and I was paying players £100,000-a-week and they weren’t playing out, it’s the players I’d be focusing on more than the supervisor.

“I know you pay the director to help them play however it’s not his duty to give them that cash and a £100,000 auto each.

“I would rather not state it, however it appears to have gone to their heads. When you see Drinkwater, Vardy and Mahrez playing as are they, I’d need to know why that is going on.”

Ex-Manchester City administrator Roberto Mancini, who invested energy in credit at Leicester in 2001, has developed as Leicester’s top decision for the occupation however Sky Sports detailed that he was not intrigued and would sit tight for different open doors.

“It will be troublesome — you require somebody with European experience,” Ginnetta said. “There’s no English chief who has the experience to carry out the employment.”

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