Claudio Ranieri’s dismissal as Leicester City manager – just 10 months after leading the club to the Premier League title – has sparked a huge reaction on social media.
Ranieri had steered the Foxes to the most unlikely league championship in Premier League history, with many stunned by the decision to sack the Italian, despite the club’s struggles in the relegation fight.
After all that Claudio Ranieri has done for Leicester City, to sack him now is inexplicable, unforgivable and gut-wrenchingly sad.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) February 23, 2017
Ranieri sacked by Leicester! Modern football is a joke
— Carl Frampton MBE (@RealCFrampton) February 23, 2017
Just seen Ranieri news. Shocked after last night display! Wins the league & still not afforded the time to fight for safety. Unreal scenes!
— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) February 23, 2017
“Yes, but apart from creating a miraculous team and winning the Premier League, what has this Roman ever done for us?” – Leicester#Ranieri
— David Schneider (@davidschneider) February 23, 2017
Total and utter disgrace. #Ranieri
— michael owen (@themichaelowen) February 23, 2017
Claudio Ranieri sacked! Unfortunate news I think! Wonder how I’d feel if I was a Leicester player right now?. Could I have done more ??
— Ian Wright (@IanWright0) February 23, 2017
Hope Leicester get relegated … Disgusting decision … Football is one screwed up world … #Ranieri
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) February 23, 2017
Funny old game football. Can’t help but feel sorry for Claudio Ranieri.
— Joseph Barton (@Joey7Barton) February 23, 2017
Claudio Ranieri sacked by Leicester City. What a sad end to one of THE greatest football stories.
— Dan Walker (@mrdanwalker) February 23, 2017
Goes to show no loyalty in football!!! Ranieri Deserves a statue not the sack !!!
— Rob Lee (@7RobLee) February 23, 2017
It’s an outrage that Ranieri has been sacked! Crazy decision
— James Corden (@JKCorden) February 23, 2017