Leicester's senior players unhappy with Claudio Ranieri - Sky sources
By Paul Vinnell
Last Updated: 24/02/17 2:56pm
Leicester’s senior players told the club’s owners they were unhappy with Claudio Ranieri after the Champions League defeat at Sevilla, according to Sky sources.
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Sky Sports News HQ understands the players met with the owners on Thursday morning following Wednesday's 2-1 defeat in Spain.
The meeting was called by the owners - not the players - and they were told by the senior professionals that the relationship between Ranieri and the other members of the coaching staff, including assistant manager Craig Shakespeare, had broken down.
First team coach Paolo Benetti and sports science coach Andrea Azzalin have also left the club with Ranieri.
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A statement released by Leicester on Thursday night confirmed that the "painful but necessary" decision to sack the Italian had been taken because of the growing threat of relegation.
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Shakespeare and first team coach Mike Stowell are expected to be in charge for the Premier League clash with Liverpool on Monday, which is live on Sky Sports.