Premier League champions Leicester City have sacked Claudio Ranieri nine months after the Italian guided them to their first ever league title.

This was disclosed in a statement published on the club’s official website on Thursday, February 23.

Leicester City sack Claudio Ranieri

“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.

His sack comes just one day after Leicester were beaten 2-1 by Sevilla in the last-16 of the Champions League at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan stadium.