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Leicester City caretaker Craig Shakespeare had a big first press conference on his hands today. The interim gaffer took questions from the media about the sacking of Claudio Ranieri. Only nine months after their title win, the fairy tale came to a tragic end with Ranieri losing his job. There’s a load of factors behind this decision.
Why was Ranieri sacked?
Their league position is the most obvious one. Performances, in general, have been poor. This is because the mood at the club has changed. Senior players wanted Ranieri out. His relationship with Shakespeare was said to be fractious, something Shakespeare denied. He claimed that the pair had never had a problem with each other.
In fact, they spoke on the phone last night after the news broke. The only dialogue from the chat that Shakespeare would relay was an exchange of gratitude for all the support. Now Leicester move on with a match against Liverpool.
Watch the meat of the press conference in the video below.