Football is one of the cruelest sports in the world and the Premier League will remain the worst.
The amount of competitions in the league is too high and this brings out the worst of each and every player, team and the club.
In the previous season, Italian manager Claudio Ranieri scripted one of the biggest sports stories as he managed to lift a miserable Leicester City side to the Premier League title, their first in their history.
The 65-year old, who is one of the most respected managers in world football at the moment, and he will forever be remembered for his achievement with the Foxes, lifting one of the most competitive league titles last year.
The Foxes were 5000-1 favorites to win the title when they did and it shows the kind of an impact Ranieri had on the King Power in the previous season.
However, the Champions of England have taken a shocking decision today as they revealed that they are parting ways with the manager.
Leicester City are currently in the 17th place in the points table, just a point off safety and though they have a decent chance of entering the next round of the Champions League, Leicester City’s Thai owners decided to axe him and sacked him.
It will come as a sad day for football fans as they will see the scripter of one of the biggest fairy tales is put to the sword.
A statement from the official site reads”
Vice Chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha said: “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.
“Claudio has brought outstanding qualities to his office. His skillful management, powers of motivation and measured approach have been reflective of the rich experience we always knew he would bring to Leicester City. His warmth, charm, and charisma have helped transform perceptions of the Club and develop its profile on a global scale. We will forever be grateful to him for what he has helped us to achieve.
Having managed to enter the knockout stage of the Champions League, and managing to put his side in a decent position after the 2-1 loss away at the home of the Europa League holders, Ranieri has done a decent job for the Foxes this season and his sacking is one of the saddest things in recent times.
Having lifted the title just 9 months ago, Ranieri, learned about his fate as soon as he landed back in England after his trip for the Champions League.
Assistant Manager and First Team Coach Paolo Benetti and First Team Sport Science and Conditioning Coach Andrea Azzalin have also parted company with the Club and leave with our thanks for their service and best wishes for the future.
It is also revealed that the Board at the club have their strategies to replace the manager and are not ready to offer a statement before signing a new man.
The Foxes face a crunch home tie against Liverpool this weekend and are expected to be without a manager for this tie. But do you think Ranieri should have been sacked by Leicester City?