Premier League-winning boss Claudio Ranieri got the sack yesterday
There are often moments in football that really make you dislike the sport. Yesterday was one of them.
Less than a year after he defied the odds — 5,000–1 odds that is — to win the Premier League title with Leicester City, the club have sacked the Italian Claudio Ranieri.
Their form this season has been suspect, sure, but surely the club should have more faith in Ranieri? With the club in 17th — just 1 point above the relegation zone — there is real danger of the Premier League champions slipping down.
This is the man who was responsible for the most romantic season in English football history. Perhaps the players should look at themselves instead of blaming Ranieri?
There is no loyalty in football anymore — which makes me a bit sad.
With the Foxes looking for a new manager, could Wales boss Chris Coleman be on their radar?
If it’s one thing Leicester need right now its solidity, and Coleman would bring that. His trusted 5–3–2 formation could be effective in keeping Leicester in the division.
The Leicester board may look to Coleman’s Euro 2016 magic and think that he is the man to steady the Leicester ship. There’s no lying that Coleman has been on plenty of clubs’ radar after the summer’s heroics.
For Coleman, is Leicester the right opportunity? Well, it’s probably the only chance he’d get to inherit a Premier League winning side, but would he jump the ever-developing Welsh ship for a relegation battle? We hope not.