Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Reactions To Claudio Ranieri Sacking

Claudio Ranieri Leicester City
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 25: Former Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri leaves Belvoir Drive Training Ground after saying his farewells on February 25, 2017 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Getty Images)

The soccer world reeled from the shocking decision by Leicester City to sack Claudio Ranieri mid-season just a year after Ranieri took the Foxes to their first Premier League title as a 5000-1 shot.  Ranieri known as the “Tinkerman” called it a dream to have pulled off the impossible.  His dream turned into a nightmare this year as the team has been closer to relegation than the top of the league. Despite this, Ranieri’s fellow managers expressed their thoughts on the sacking.

Embed from Getty Images


Jurgen Klopp of Liverpool called it “shocking”comparing it jokingly (or maybe not) with recent world events.  Klopp said, “Am I surprised that things like this can happen? No. It’s not only football, eh? For me, there’s been a few strange decisions in 16-17: Brexit, [Donald] Trump, Ranieri…”


Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho pointed to how the times have changed in the soccer world, perhaps lamenting the business of aspect of the sport.  Mourinho stated,

“We cannot be naive, we cannot go around believing it is the same game we had 20 years ago, even 10 years ago”

Mourinho like Ranieri was sacked a year after winning a Premier League title with Chelsea in 2015, and joked about current table leader Chelsea, “I think Antonio Conte has to think about whether he really wants to be champion this year.”

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe summed up what most of the soccer world was thinking saying,

“Doing everything he did last season, the historic achievement that he and his team were able to do, to find himself in this position now is very sad.”

The position of Premier League manger is a small fraternity of only twenty a season, it is no surprise that many are praising Ranieri for his accomplishments and showing concern for how fast his star fell.  It must have been a reminder just how tenuous their positions are and how trophies are only good on the day they are won and seem tarnish as soon as they go in the trophy case.

Ranieri will find another job, he deserves another job, let’s just hope that where ever he ends up they are more grateful for the job he will have done.

Keep it right here on The Stoppage Time, powered by Azteca Soccer, for more world football news. Stay connected on Facebook, TwitterInstagram, LinkedIn and subscribe to our YouTube page


More Footy You May Also Like


In April, New York Red Bulls star defender Aaron Long did an interview with Hercules Gomez from ESPN FC which shed some light on...

Mexicans Abroad

Wolves striker Raul Jimenez was one of the best signings in the Premier League last season and he has continued his form from last...

Americans Abroad

With the departure of Eden Hazard to Real Madrid, Chelsea will be looking for a new talisman and it could come in the form...


Queens, NY – New York Red Bulls fans got some unsettling news Sunday night during their Hudson River Derby match vs. NYCFC. Red Bulls...

Mexicans Abroad

Wolverhampton Wanderers first season back in the top flight of English football has been nothing short of spectacular. They are currently fighting for a...


A wonder strike from Ruben Neves sent Liverpool crashing out of the FA cup at the first hurdle at Molineux. Jurgen Klopp made nine...


Thursday’s game at the Etihad Stadium against Manchester City will decide Liverpool’s title chances. There is no doubt that it is the most important...