Premier League managers are today reeling from the news that Claudio Ranieri has been sacked by Leicester City.
Given how highly regarded he is among his colleagues, and his title-winning achievement at Leicester, the news has been met with absolute shock within the Premier League.
Indeed, Jose Mourinho was so taken aback by the news that he paid homage to the Italian at his press conference today.
And the tributes haven’t been limited to managers – they’re pouring in from players too, with Chelsea’s John Terry and David Luiz taking to Instagram to show their support for Ranieri.
Times reveal the 4 senior players who plotted
Almost as soon as the sacking was made, rumours arose that senior players had met with the owners and called for Ranieri’s head.
Disgruntled over tactical decisions and team selections, they wanted a change.
So, who are they?
The Times reveal the four players who met with the owners following the midweek Champions League defeat to Sevilla: Jamie Vardy, Kasper Schmeichel, Wes Morgan and Marc Albrighton.