24 February 2017

Don't feel too gut-wrenchingly sad ...

So farewell Claudio.  The Independent reports:
Gary Lineker has condemned Leicester City’s decision to sack Claudio Ranieri as “inexplicable, unforgivable and gut-wrenchingly sad”.
Ranieri, who led the relegation-tipped club to a remarkable Premier League title victory last season just nine months ago, was relieved of his duties on Thursday night.
The Italian’s departure was confirmed in a statement on the club’s official website, which claimed that “a change of leadership, while admittedly painful, is necessary in the club’s greatest interest.”
But there's always a but:
Ranieri, who was named FIFA’s Coach of the Year just last month, signed a new four-year contract with Leicester last August.
So he will probably be entitled to a massive pay-off, likely to be in the millions,  and should have little difficulty finding another lucrative post.


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