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Claudio Ranieri returns to Leicester City for final goodbyes

Claudio Ranieri returned to Leicester City's training ground on Saturday to say final goodbyes to his former players and staff. Ranieri spent just under 45 minutes at Leicester's training ground talking with his ex-staff and players. He told reporters: "I feel good now, because of what we achieved at Leicester. I hope it happens again but...

Pele leads tributes to England and Foxes legend Gordon Banks

England and Leicester City legend, Gordon Banks, has passed away at the age of 81. Widely regarded as one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time, Banks was instrumental in England’s World Cup win against Brazil in 1966. At club level he managed two League Cup...

Should Okazaki start ahead of Vardy?

With Leicester City's emphatic 3-1 victory over Crystal Palace, Claudio Ranieri has been left with somewhat of a dilemma. Should he start with the relentless Okazaki ahead of Vardy in their next Premier League fixture against Tottenham. After eight games without a goal, Vardy was taken out of the firing line and allowed to rest...

Ranieri does not blame players but says someone at the club wanted to push him out

Claudio Ranieri refuses to believe Leicester City's players betrayed him, despite his sacking in February. However, he believes someone at the club was working against him. "I can't believe my players killed me. No, no, no" he told Sky Sports. And while he insisted his players were not behind his sacking, he indicated there were others...

Foxes print 30,000 Vardy masks in support of striker

Leicester City have printed 30,000 Jamie Vardy masks for their Boxing Day game against Everton to show support for their banned striker. Vardy is serving a three-match suspension after being sent off at Stoke on 17 December for his challenge on Mame Biram Diouf. Leicester's appeal against the ban was rejected by the Football Association. Foxes...

Leicester appoint ex-Southampton boss Claude Puel as new manager

Leicester City have appointed former Southampton boss Claude Puel as their new manager. Puel led Southampton to an eighth-place finish in the Premier League last season as well as the League Cup final but still lost his job in June, with his style of football coming in for criticism from Saints fans. However, Leicester have offered...

Leicester ready for a fairytale in Europe

Leicester City make their Champions league debut tonight when they face Club Brugge in Belgium. Claudio Ranieri insists the Foxes are ready for another impossible dream as they prepare for their first ever game in Europe's premier competition. Almost 5,000 fans have travelled to Belgium hoping their team can keep the dream alive. Ranieri said:...

Leicester City players say speculation over manager’s sacking ‘untrue’ and ‘hurtful’

A number of Leicester City players have issued statements to thank their ex-manager and advise fans that speculation that they were involved in the dismissal of manager Claudio Ranieri is "untrue" and "hurtful". Jamie Vardy wrote on his instagram page: "Claudio has and always will have my complete respect. There is speculation I was involved...

Portrait of Khun Vichai unveiled at Leicester museum

A portrait of Khun Vichai has been unveiled at a museum in Leicester, in tribute to the late Leicester City owner. The painting was created by Leicester artist Paul Wright as part of a project about father and son relationships. It was painted before Khun...

Leicester heroes Vardy and Mahrez nominated for Ballon d’Or award

Leicester City heroes Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez have been nominated for the prestigious 2016 Ballon d’Or award. Vardy has enjoyed a meteoric rise from amateur football to rub shoulders with the game’s biggest names. He is the sole Englishman nominated for the prestigious prize. The 29-year-old striker, who scored 24 goals in a historic season...

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