Roberto Mancini is favourite to take over after Leicester City sack Claudio Ranieri

Less than nine months on from overcoming odds of 5000-1 to win the Premier League. Claudio Ranieri has been ruthlessly sacked by Leicester City.

The Italian guided Leicester to an unprecedented title win back in May, and has guided them into the knockout stages of this seasons Champions League. They are languishing in 17th place in the League, and seemingly the players weren’t happy with his management this season.

This news has shown that not all fairytales have a happy ending, and the dreaded vote of confidence Ranieri received from the board just over two weeks ago now seems like it was pointless.

Maybe winning the title last season got to some of Leicester’s big players and made them too big for their boots. They sure as hell haven’t shown anywhere near the effort of performance than they did last season, it shows how big a loss N’golo Kante really was!

Fellow Italian, and Premier League winner with Manchester City, and former Leicester player, Roberto Mancini is the bookies favourite to take the reigns at The King Power. However it seems like a return for Nigel Pearson is what the players want as the rumours are that Mancini is not interested in the job.