Ranieri defines dismissal at Leicester as a dream shatters
Claudio Ranieri is extremely disappointed about his dismissal at Leicester City on Thursday. The Italian responded Friday in a statement on the decision of the English champion.
Ranieri led the small Leicester last season to the first Premier League title in the 133-year-old clubhistorie, but had to leave because of the poor performance of this season.
“Yesterday my dream uiteengespat”, writes the trainer in a statement. “After the euphoria of last season was my only dream to be forever at Leicester remain the club of which I love. To my great sorrow, may it not be so.”
The 65-year-old Italian was last month at the FIFA gala have been named the best trainer in the world by 2016. He harbors no resentment towards Leicester and thanks his family, assistants, journalists, players and fans.
“You shut me from the first day in your hearts and loved me. I also love you. No one can ever have the memories away of what we together have achieved. It was an honor and pleasure to be with all of you to become a champion.”
Yesterday, my dream died…
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17:21 – February 24, 2017
After his dismissal at the King Power Stadium gave Ranieri a lot of support from the football world. In England said, among others, ex-player Gary Lineker and Jamie Carragher it is incomprehensible to find that the trainer on the streets was set.
Manchester United-trainer José Mourinho appeared Friday on the press conference in the run-up to the League Cup final on Sunday in a polo with the initials CR and expressed his admiration for Ranieri.
British media reported Friday that the older players at Leicester had enough of the presence of Ranieri, but assistant coach Craig Shakespeare spoke later at a press conference.
“I have nothing heard of or noticed,” he said in a packed press room. “Of course, there was frustration because of the results, but Ranieri enjoyed still the confidence in the dressing room.”
Leicester is currently on the seventeenth place in the Premier League. The ‘Foxes’ are still active in the Champions League. In the heenduel of the eighth-finals was Wednesday with the 2-1 lost of Seville.
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