Leicester city have sacked Ranieri just nine months after achieving the “impossible” with a team that survived relegation the previous year.

Claudio Ranieri lifted the premier league trophy in May. Photo credit: Getty Images

With thirteen games left in the premier league this season, the Thai owners who earlier this month threw their weight behind their manager decided to call time on his reign after their 2-1 defeat by Sevilla in the champions league. Leicester city are just one point and a place above the relegation zone.

Below is the official club statement via their twitter-handle on the sacking of their manager .