Leicester City boss Craig Shakespeare denies Claudio Ranieri rift
Apr 19, 2017, 01:43
Since his departure, the intensity to Leicester's play has returned and the team won six straight games under replacement coach Craig Shakespeare until a 4-2 loss at Everton on Sunday.
When Ranieri was sacked Leicester were one point above the Premier League relegation zone.
Speaking for the first time about his sacking on Sky Sports' Monday Night Football, Ranieri said denied his former players' involvement in the sacking, but said: "maybe it could be somebody behind me".
Frenchman Kante has gone from strength to strength at Stamford Bridge and is in line to win his second title in as many years.
But he hinted "somebody behind" him was working against him, adding: 'I don't want to say who it is. I am a serious man, a loyal man.
Asked about reports that the players were involved in his sacking, Ranieri, 65, replied: "No, I can't believe it".
"We are very well disciplined as a team, but yes, the players will be reminded about their responsibilities and not to get any stupid cards for things like encroaching", said Shakespeare.
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"I repeat what I said, I was sure that after Sevilla the worst was over".
"My sacking put the players' backs to the wall, as always happens in these situations".
Leicester, then managed by former boss Claudio Ranieri, claimed a crucial away goal in a 2-1 defeat to Sevilla at La Bombonera.
"I can't believe my players kill me".
Ranieri insists that he wanted to keep his team together, but it was out of his hands, and he had to settle on a season without his pesky Frenchman. I believe we can do something in the Champions League'.
"I have won trophies around Europe, but never the title".
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