Leicester City took the astonishing decision to sack Claudio Ranieri on Thursday night only nine months after the Italian guided them to the greatest title win in English football history.
The club’s Thai owners appeared to back their manager earlier this month when they insisted his position at the club was secure. He was given their ‘unwavering support’.
But after a Champions League defeat in Seville followed six Premier League games without scoring, Ranieri was summoned to the King Power Stadium. There, Leicester confirmed the brutal call to part company.