‘Ranieri was too loyal, too long to underperforming players”
My first doubts crept in at the beginning of October. We played Southampton at home and they just came back from a Thursday night fixture in Israel. But we set ourselves to you, we will not try to attack. I thought that Claudio was changed Ranieri, which had us win, then, was the pre-season.
Looking back, the battle was lost in the summer. We were not ambitious enough as a club. Ranieri said that 40 points was the target. That he would be happy with 17th place. But we’d only won the championship, 10 points! We would play out of our skin, with great self-confidence and then the players are told to go, and get half of what they got before the season. It was demoralizing and made it to motivate more and more difficult for Ranieri to go out and play.
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So he took our trust, and he took our fast football. He also made some bizarre decisions. The first game in the Hull, lost he moved to the side from the one that won the championship, and we obviously. We played the wrong formations, wrong time; 4-4-2 away and the lone striker at home. Probably the best player this season, Demarai gray, could not in the side, while Ahmed Musa, who is nothing more than a pace-merchant, was obviously a liability.
There are extenuating circumstances. Our attitude was terrible. We could have signed players with Premier League experience, but we gambled Musa and Luis Hernández, which we sold again five months later. And while people talk about the absence of loyalty in football, Ranieri was too loyal for too long to be behind the player.
We now have a great opportunity for the club blown to mend his long-term goal of the competition in Europe on a regular basis. This season we are back to where we started. But this is probably the best decision for all involved. Ranieri will never be the manager that won the championship, but got as good as relegated. Yes, he had his P45, but he should also be a statue, a and the freedom of the city Ranieri has taken one for the team. Chris Whiting
“He had earned the right to try and keep us up’
It made me physically sick when I heard this. I just could not understand the timing, especially after Wednesday. Leicester City can be the target of the progress to the quarter-finals of the Champions League and with a Vardy as well. It is the first positivity we’ve had in months.
Yes, the position in the League is precarious, but, in my opinion, sacking Claudio Ranieri wrong, point. He won the League with a club, would never have thought that it is possible. I had not expected to see, it’ll be in my life and I’m 23!
A little loyalty would not gone to be. Fans calling for Nigel Pearson to come back, but we would not have won the championship with him. Ranieri, on the way to the media, his silence behind the scenes, pulling us through the last games of last season. I think that he had earned the right to try and keep up with us.
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I don’t know what had happened to do behind the scenes, maybe it’s nothing to with the players. But I think that none have spoken of these players could be the owner and said, “I want to be kept Ranieri out” with the head high. Vardy, Wes Morgan, Robert Huth and Christian Fuchs, you are the senior player, and they have all been terrible this season. If you just want to run and earn £100,000 per week, how can you say that about your manager? For the question, in what other companies you could never say that?
The owners have great done for this club. In the past seven years we have gone from strength to strength, and I don’t think we could win the League without you. I don’t want to criticize, but I think you may have seen, what is felt in the media, the pressure and thought they had to do something.
The number of fans who wanted Ranieri was very small. There are 13 games, of which we have no manager, and we are on the edge of the relegation zone. I think Monday night against Liverpool, it will be very interesting; it is boos all around the stadium, I think. Grace Morgan
The sequel has proved to be a pale imitation of Claudio Ranieri’s extraordinary first season at Leicester. Photo: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images