‘Unforgivable’ dismissal Ranieri fits in recent trend in Premier League


‘Unforgivable’ dismissal Ranieri fits in recent trend in Premier League

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The dismissal of Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri delivered Thursday night shocked reactions in the football world, but the decision of the reigning champion of England fits into a recent trend in the Premier League.

The 65-year-old Ranieri led Leicester City last season to the first national championship in the 133-year-old clubhistorie, but he had 298 days after winning that championship to clear the field because of the poor results this season in the Premier League.

This is the Italian third of the last five British ‘kampioenstrainers’ (less than) one season after winning the title the resignation of got.

Roberto Mancini led Manchester City in the 2011/2012 season to glory in the Premier League, but he had to at the end of the following year to leave. The title went to Manchester United, manager Sir Alex Ferguson then retired saw.

In the season 2013/2014 was the turn of Manchester City. Manager Manuel Pellegrini kept the then two years at the Citizens, but the Chileen had last summer despite a one-year ongoing contract to give way for Josep Guardiola.

José Mourinho, who in 2015 became champion with Chelsea, a year after winning that title, will be dismissed by the ‘Blues’.

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The dismissal of Ranieri made quite loose in England. Gary Lineker, who was born in Leicester, and for seven seasons has played for Leicester City, took on Twitter to the direction of the ‘Foxes’.

“After everything that Claudio Ranieri has done for Leicester City, is the inexplicable, inexcusable and very sad for him now to dismiss”, wrote the presenter of Match of the Day.

After all that Claudio Ranieri has done for Leicester City, to sack him now is inexplicable, unforgivable and gut-wrenchingly sad.


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20:10 – 23 February 2017

Lineker was certainly not the only one who Thursday, shocked responded to the dismissal of the critically acclaimed succestrainer.

“A joke”, said former international Jamie Carragher. “Last season was abnormal for Leicester, not this season. Beginning tomorrow with a statue build for him!”


Former striker Michael Owen called the resignation a great shame. “I spent a lot of my love for this wonderful sport lost today.”

I’ve lost a lot of love for the beautiful game today. The players and fans of Leicester, have been massively let down.


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21:23 – February 23, 2017

Leicester City fight this season against relegation. The team after 25 games on the seventeenth place in the Premier League, just one point above the degradatiestreep.

Assistants Craig Shakespeare and Mike Stowell have temporary charge of the first team of Leicester, on Monday, the Premier League visit of Liverpool.

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