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Leicester were right to sack manager Claudio Ranieri

In a business where everything is pinned on results, Claudio Ranieri deserved to be sacked, despite winning the Premier League nine months ago. Leicester City’s title winning campaign was very clearly a remarkable anomaly in a sport where shocks normally occur over 90 minutes, not the course of a season. When the board offered Ranieri […]

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Leicester struggling to recreate magic of last year

From champions to the Championship? Table-toppers to the unthinkable? Leicester City are staring relegation in the face. Eight months ago we all marvelled at the most astonishing sporting achievement in modern memory. Claudio Ranieri’s charges clutched the Premier League title at the King Power Stadium, eyes wide with disbelief as even the players themselves tried […]

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Leicester City’s sporting miracle imbues other unfancied clubs

The sporting miracle is an, at times, overblown cliché, but it is alive and well with Leicester City completing the most improbable of seasons with the Premier League title to show for it. Hollywood script? Absolutely. Somebody’s exploits on FIFA 16? You bet. But never did it seem conceivable that the most unlikely of stories […]

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Has Claudio Ranieri’s due reverence been realized?

As the final whistle blew at Sunderland to mark another victory for Leicester City this season, the cameras all cut to one man walking into the tunnel alone, holding back tears. Claudio Ranieri, a serial victim of the managerial sacking merry-go-round that has come to characterise modern football, was on the verge of the miraculous, with […]

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An incredible season to bring character back to the Premier League

Taking off his fittingly-chic glasses to wipe away the tears, Claudio Ranieri walked down the tunnel at the Stadium of Light, knowing that his side would be playing in the Champions League next season and were but a few victories away from being crowned Premier League champions. What a pleasure it has been to watch […]