Claudio Ranieri has been dismissed by Leicester City, after 298 days of helping the club to win the Premier League trophy.
Currently, The Foxes are in relegation battle, they just one point above relegation zone despite winning the Premier League title last season.
The Italian was given a vote of confidence a fortnight ago by the board, indicating their unwavering support to the manager.
After observing lack of improvement, they were left with no option than to sack.
Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha who is Vice chairman said in a statement on Friday evening: “This has been the most difficult decision we have had to make in nearly seven years since King Power took ownership of Leicester City.
“But we are duty-bound to put the Club’s long-term interests above all sense of personal sentiment, no matter how strong that might be.
“Claudio has brought outstanding qualities to his office. His skilful management, powers of motivation and measured approach have been reflective of the rich experience we always knew he would bring to Leicester City.
“His warmth, charm and charisma have helped transform perceptions of the club and develop its profile on a global scale. We will forever be grateful to him for what he has helped us to achieve.
“It was never our expectation that the extraordinary feats of last season should be replicated this season. Indeed, survival in the Premier League was our first and only target at the start of the campaign.
“But we are now faced with a fight to reach that objective and feel a change is necessary to maximise the opportunity presented by the final 13 games.”
The foxes currently have nobody in line to replace Ranieri, and will begin their hunt for a replacement on Friday.
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