Liverpool's Klopp compares Ranieri firing at Leicester to Trump becoming president

"I will never be truly able to thank him for everything he has helped me achieve and the faith he has shown in me and knows that I always did my best for him".

In contrast to last season, when Vardy set the tone with his prolific finishing and tireless work rate, the England global has been remarkably subdued for most of this term.

Mourinho then joked of Chelsea's manager: "I think Antonio Conte has to think about whether he really wants to be champion this year".

The current Republic of Ireland manager led the team to two League Cup wins in 1997 and 2000. Leicester have had a awful follow-up to their Premier League-winning season.

"For me Nigel Pearson would be a good candidate but whoever is going to get this job needs to be appointed very, very quickly".

I definitely think it has changed some of the players. He deserves all the plaudits he got for last season's miracle, and it's too bad that he couldn't build on it this year.

But former Manchester City manager Mancini, who had a short spell as a player with Leicester, is the bookmakers' favourite to replace Ranieri on a permanent basis. "We do not have only one problem to solve but there are a million things to do to make our club survive". "They also lost a fundamental player like N'Golo Kante".

"Ranieri reign ends in cruel, brutal fashion", said the Guardian.

That win ended Klopp's wait for three Premier League points in 2017.

"Only two months ago I voted for him as Federation Internationale de Football Association manager of year and he has that right to do it [keep them up]".

"At no point have (the owners) taken our advice or asked for our consultation on the manager's future", he told Sky Sports.

Former Leicester and England striker Gary Lineker, now a television pundit, added: "I shed a tear last night - I shed a tear for Claudio, I shed a tear for football and I shed a tear for my club".

"I want to see if we can try and get through, whether we don't, whether we fall flat on our faces, I don't know but the Euros past year were great and I am getting so much enjoyment out of this".

And the midlands side slipped into the relegation spots yesterday after Crystal Palace beat Middlesbrough and leapfrogged them in the table.

The Foxes, who face Liverpool at home on Monday, have already confirmed assistant manager Craig Shakespeare as caretaker boss following Ranieri's departure.

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