Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri, who led the club to a historic title win last season, has been sacked and shockingly so. The news comes as a surprise to the whole Football world and lot of people, including managers, players, and the fans reacted to the news and expressed their shock at the news.
Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho was one of the first to react to the news, when he took Instagram to express his thoughts about Ranieri’s sacking, stating that football has changed these days and suggested that the Italian created history.
A lot of other big names, which included Phil Neville, Gary Lineker, Danny Higginbotham, Ian Wright, and Piers Morgan reacted to the news and expressed their disbelief.
Ranieri sacked WTF
— Philip Neville (@fizzer18) February 23, 2017
Ranieri sacking is a joke. Players have completely let him down and believed their on hype.!
— Aaron McCarey (@mccareyA1) February 23, 2017
The dreaded price of over achieving. Football at its craziest if true !!!
— Danny Higginbotham (@Higginbotham05) February 23, 2017
Wayne Shaw sacked for eating a pie.
Claudio Ranieri sacked for winning the Premier League.
This is the week football ate itself.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) February 23, 2017
Claudio Ranieri sacked! Unfortunate news I think! Wonder how I’d feel if I was a Leicester player right now. Could I have done more
— Ian Wright (@IanWright0) February 23, 2017
The news surely has taken everyone aback. The question needs to be raised if it indeed was the right decision to sack Ranieri or not. To this, the answer would surely be a ‘No’. Leicester’s league triumph was historic and rare. It hardly happens in football. It was a miracle. Yet, with 13 games left in the season, does the club’s board believe the club won’t survive relegation fight? They are still fighting in the Champions League!
The sacking surely has come at the wrong time and the Italian does not deserve the kind of treatment he has got from Leicester.
However, kudos to the Manchester United boss for being the classy human being that he always has been. The pair have had a war of words in the past, but still, Mourinho has reacted in an extremely classy way.
Shout out to Jose ‘The Special One’ Mourinho!