Leicester quartet who 'betrayed' Ranieri revealed
- Author: Patricia Jimenez Feb 27, 2017,
Feb 27, 2017, 0:20
The Italian was ruthlessly sacked by Leicester's Thai owners on Thursday - only nine months after he masterminded their incredible title triumph, a move that was widely condemned by his fellow managers and Leicester fans.
But according to the Daily Mail, assistant and current caretaker manager Craig Shakespeare has a chance to win the job for himself.
But striker Vardy, who has scored just five league goals this term, has slammed claims that a breakdown in his relationship with Ranieri played a key role in the dismissal.
Mancini had earlier tweeted his support for Ranieri, writing: "I am sorry for my friend Ranieri".
"I feel good now, because what we achieved in Leicester".
Leicester, with a team of journeymen, cast-offs and previously unheralded players, won the Premier League by 10 points, a feat widely viewed as one of the greatest in all sports.
He said: "Probably the season started with the typical selfishness of others, people thinking about new contracts, people thinking about more money, people thinking about leaving and forgetting who helped them to reach a certain level". I think you have to look inwards as a player. The lack of gratitude from the owners of the club and who knows who else involved in such a decision beggars belief.
"I am happy, very happy to face this risk next season but for sure I am really focused, me and the players on this season because there are 13 games until the end and we want to stay at the top", he said.
"Mostly I have to thank Leicester City Football Club".
Leicester's title success came after they narrowly avoided relegation under former manager Nigel Pearson.
Roy Hodgson, out of work since his England exit after a miserable Euro 2016 campaign, may also be considered, along with David Wagner, the German coach earning rave reviews for his work with Championship promotion chasers Huddersfield. You have to ask Leicester why they have done it.
His relationship with the owners broke down after a string of weird off-field antics and the sacking of his son James following the emergence of an explicit video in Bangkok during a 2015 tour. In the meantime, there were meetings at Leicester City's Belvoir Drive training ground on Saturday attended by the club's owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha on the day results elsewhere meant the club dropped into the relegation zone.