Claudio Ranieri sacked by Leicester

Leicester have sacked manager Claudio Ranieri less than a year after their incredible run to the Premier League title.

The news comes just nine months after he led Leicester to the unlikeliest of Premier League title wins.

In announcing Ranieri's departure, the club paid tribute to his achievements as the club's "most successful...manager of all time" but said their perilous league position required action.

Earlier this month, the Leicester board announced their "unwavering support" for the Italian.

"In light of recent speculation Leicester City Football Club would like to make absolutely clear its unwavering support for its first team manager Claudio Ranieri," the club stated on February 7.

"While there is a collective appreciation from everyone at the club that recent form needs to improve, the unprecedented success achieved in recent seasons has been based firmly on stability, togetherness and determination to overcome even the greatest of challenges.

"The entire club is, and will remain, united behind its manager and behind its players, collectively and firmly focused on the challenges ahead."

The club have yet to confirm his departure.

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