Ranieri thinks despite degradatiezorgen’t think about own future
Leicester City made last season for one of the biggest surprises in football history by the English national championship to win, but this season should be the ‘Foxes’ fear of degradation. Manager Claudio Ranieri is nevertheless not worried about his own future.
“It is not my philosophy to think about my future,” said the 65-year-old Ranieri in his press conference ahead of the Premier League match with Manchester United on Sunday.
“Or I not to dismiss? Everything is possible. This season is completely different than last season. Every decision of the referee, any ball that last season in the goal went in, it now goes to the pole; everything goes wrong, but we must continue to fight.”
Leicester City won this season, only five of his 23 league games and 21 points is the team only two points above the degradatiestreep. The reigning champion is still waiting for the first Premier League win of 2017.
“But I never discuss my position with the owner,” said Ranieri, who earlier this year by FIFA, was voted best manager of 2016. “We know how it works in football. If it goes well, everything is fantastic and as you start to lose, the manager is great.”
The former manager of Chelsea, Juventus, AS Roma and Internazionale’m sure that Leicester are out of the current dire situation will fight.
“Leicester is a vechtploeg. And players who are accustomed to fight, will that mentality will never lose. Therefore, I believe in my players.”
Manchester United manager José Mourinho was at his own press conference praised Ranieri. “What Leicester last season has done, is one of the biggest things in football history,” said the Portuguese.
“Claudio deserved to be voted manager of the year. I had not expected that it is possible that she was the fairy tale again about would do, but Leicester is still a good team with a good manager, so it will be a difficult match for us.”
Leicester City-Manchester United begins Sunday at 17.00
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