Claudio Ranieri was shocked by Leicester sacking

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Claudio Ranieri has admitted that he was surprised to be shown the door at Leicester City after winning the Premier League last season.

The Italian led the Foxes to a miraculous league title in their previous campaign, but was caught in a relegation battle a few months later and subsequently sacked in February.

Ranieri spoke about his experience during a talk with inmates of the Rebibbia prison in Rome, revealing how shocked he was to lose his job.

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“Thinking of the dismissal by Leicester, the first thing that comes to mind is a sense of surprise even more than of bitterness,” Ranieri told the inmates, according to Express.

“I had gone through a lot in my long career, but I’d never experienced anything like that. It was a shock.

“Even though, at the end of the day, these things happen in football.”

He added: “This is my world. I started coaching in the Interregionale league in Catanzaro.

“There were pitches with no grass, at times we had no water, no training equipment. I had to do it all myself.

“I never hitched my wagon to anyone, so what I achieved over the years was done with only my results on the field.”


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