Claudio Ranieri speaks about Leicester City sacking

by Steven Clarke April 19, 2017, 1:40
Claudio Ranieri speaks about Leicester City sacking

Claudio Ranieri last night dismissed claims that the players at Leicester City played a part in his downfall at the club.

Claudio Ranieri believes Leicester shouldn't have sold N'Golo Kante to Chelsea and that the Foxes could have achieved something special in the Champions League had he stayed.

When Ranieri was sacked Leicester were one point above the Premier League relegation zone.

Speaking on Sky Sports earlier, Ranieri added: "I don't believe rumours the players spoke to the Leicester owners about sacking me".

He said: "Maybe it was someone behind me".

"Maybe it could be somebody behind me but I had a little problem the year before, when we won the title". I had a little problem the year before and we won the title.

And Ranieri said on Monday that there "someone behind" him who may have been working against him to get him sacked, but Shakespeare categorically denied it was him. This man (Kante) is a very serious man.

Pressed further, the Englishman indicated he did not think Ranieri sounded absolutely certain - "I think he said "maybe", he noted - but could not explain why he would say it if there was no truth to the allegation.

Shakespeare meanwhile rubbished the idea that a conflict between Ranieri and himself was behind the club's decision.

Former assistant boss Shakespeare insists there were no problems between the pair - and was again robust in his stance as he fielded questions ahead of tonight's Champions League quarter-final, first leg at Atletico Madrid. The players got to experience something totally different.

"I put him there because during the training session I said I had to find a solution for him".

"I can't believe my players kill me". Would we hear the real story of what went down at Leicester City? I believe we can do something in the Champions League'.

"In case I don't have the time to reply to all of them, I want to thank all the fans". I don't know who it was [who contributed to his sacking], and I don't care either.

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