Claudio Ranieri’s sacking was one of the most shocking and remarkable moments of the Premier League season.
Given how highly regarded he is among his colleagues, and his title-winning achievement at Leicester, the news was met with absolute shock within the Premier League, both among neutral fans and his managerial peers.
While Leicester’s season has been a big disappointment on the back of winning the title last term, the timing of the sacking was the most curious thing: they’d just produced arguably their best performance of the season at Sevilla.
But to be fair, the Leicester owners are starting to look vindicated for their decision to sack Ranieri: the team has been transformed since the Italian left, and looks back to its best under Craig Shakesperare’s guidance.
Jamie Vardy got death threats
One recurring angle surrounding Ranierir’s sacking was the notion and speculation that the players had plotted his downfall.
It had been reported that senior players such as Vardy and Schmeichel had asked the owners to wield the ax – but the players categorically deny this.
And Jamie Vardy has now revealed that he received death threats from Leicester fans over the alleged mutiny.