Leicester City relieved Ranieri of his job shortly after their arrival from Spain yesterday where they lost to Sevilla in the Champions League by 2-1, he had no time to say final goodbye to his players after the club director of football Jon Rudkin, has released a statement in which he expressed his sadness at the end of a ‘wonderful journey’ with the club he will always love.
On his statement, the 65 years old Italian said his dream died when he was informed of the club decision to part ways with him.
Yesterday my dream died.
After the euphoria of last season and being crowned Premier League champions all I dreamt of was staying with Leicester City, the club I love, for always.
Sadly this was not to be.
I wish to thank my wife Rosanna and all my family for their never ending support during my time at Leicester. My thanks go to Paolo and Andrea who accompanied me on this wonderful journey. To Steve Kutner and Franco Granello for bringing me the opportunity to become a champion.
Mostly I have to thank Leicester City Football Club. The adventure was amazing and will live with me forever.
Thank you to all the journalists and the media who came with us and enjoyed reporting on the greatest story in football.
My heartfelt thanks to everybody at the club, all the players, the staff, everybody who was there and was part of what we achieved.
But mostly to the supporters. You took me into your hearts from day one and loved me. I love you too. No one can ever take away what we together have achieved, and I hope you think about it and smile every day the way I always will.
It was a time of wonderfulness and happiness that I will never forget. It’s been a pleasure and an honour to be a champions with all of you.