Leicester offer 'unwavering support' to Ranieri

The club's owners today released a statement claiming their "unwavering support" in the manager, despite the champions sitting just one point above the relegation zone.

Sadly, after just two wins in their last 15 Premier League games, he may well need to book out a pizza parlour to keep the reigning champions up.

'The entire Club will remain united behind its manager and behind its players, collectively and firmly focused on the challenges ahead.

Success now would be to maintain their Premier League status - was 2015/16 nothing but a dream? "It's time for every single one of us, right from the top to the bottom of this club to stand up and be counted because if we don't we're going to end up getting relegated and nobody wants that".

I don't think that Leicester will say goodbye to Ranieri.

Jamie Vardy was a revelation to the Premier League last season, breaking records and earning himself a place in the England Euro 2016 squad, although that last part he maybe doesn't wish to advertise any longer. "Everybody is disappointed - the players, the staff and I can tell that the fans are as well and that's their right", he said. The 65-year-old Italian said he did not ask for the public endorsement from the club, which is owned by Thai retail tycoon Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.

"Yes, it's imperative, because we play against Swansea [on Sunday] who are in the same position as us, so it's very important".

With the Premier League champions now struggling for form and results, the Italian's men have subsequently found themselves dragged into a tightly-contested battle at the bottom of the table.

"We are a group of players low on confidence but not low on fight".

According to the Mirror, in yet another move that has "frustrated" Leicester's players, Ranieri has scrapped their favourite post-match meal of chicken burgers that they became famous for last season.

Compare that to the same stage last season: Leicester sat top, on 50 points, having earned 11 points from their previous five games.

"Last season was a fairytale, this season is not a fairytale".

Go back a little further, and the Foxes could do worse than to take a leaf from their own book.

Riyad Mahrez, the PFA player of the year, has not scored from open play in the Premier League since last April.

  • Tracy Ferguson