Leicester sack Claudio Ranieri: Lineker, Mourinho lead social media reaction
Leicester's fairytale came to an end this season as the Foxes are now fighting relegation. Nine months after their Premier League triumph, the club sacked the Premier League's most loveable manager, Claudio Ranieri.
Here's how social media reacted:
After all that Claudio Ranieri has done for Leicester City, to sack him now is inexplicable, unforgivable and gut-wrenchingly sad.- Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) February 23, 2017
It's an outrage that Ranieri has been sacked! Crazy decision- James Corden (@JKCorden) February 23, 2017
Absolute Joke. https://t.co/TdKVeR1nJN- Jamie Carragher (@Carra23) February 23, 2017
Just seen Ranieri news. Shocked after last night display! Wins the league & still not afforded the time to fight for safety. Unreal scenes!- Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) February 23, 2017
That's the 2015 & 2016 PL title winning managers sacked the very next season. Loyalty you say!- Craig Burley (@CBurleyESPN) February 23, 2017
Leicester's win % in the Premier League since the start of last season:- Squawka Football (@Squawka) February 23, 2017
With N'Golo Kante = 62.1%
Without N'Golo Kante = 19.2%
Big loss. pic.twitter.com/hobArpJH3a
The last two managers to win the Premier League haven't lasted the following season. Unbelievable. Antonio Conte beware...- Glenn Price (@GlennPrice94) February 23, 2017
Last season - & Ranieri's role in it - will never be forgotten, but Leicester need to live in the present. They were Championship-bound- Liam Twomey (@liam_twomey) February 23, 2017
Bambi has been shot.- Miguel Delaney (@MiguelDelaney) February 23, 2017
Sums up the way football is going- Philip Neville (@fizzer18) February 23, 2017
Wayne Shaw sacked for eating a pie.- Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) February 23, 2017
Claudio Ranieri sacked for winning the Premier League.
This is the week football ate itself.