This article is written by Chelsea fan George. Check him out on Twitter @georjecb.
I'm not going to go drag this out, but, as I'm sure you know, Claudio Ranieri has been sacked by Leicester City.
I support Chelsea so after being left deflated watching them lose over and over again last season, I got my football thrill from watching Leicester City stun the world. Last season they were absolutely remarkable, and although Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez, N'golo Kante and co. were a huge part of that success, Claudio Ranieri also played a massive role. The experience and calm style of management he brought to Leicester gave the players the confidence to push on and do the impossible.
What made Ranieri winning the title even better for me is that he managed Chelsea for four years, as well as many other top European clubs, and during his entire managerial career he'd never won a single title (despite coming agonisingly close on multiple occasions). So, when Leicester took the league by storm last season it truly was a pleasure to see Ranieri finally thrust the Premier League title in the air as they were crowned champions.
You can't escape the fact that Leicester City have been a shadow of the team we saw last year. That being said, the key part of what I've just written is that it was only last year. Ranieri won the title with Leicester just 9 months ago, so in my honest opinion it's absolutely ludicrous for him to not be the manager of Leicester City - they're still the Premier League Champions. But the facts remain the same, Ranieri has been sacked and quite frankly I'm stunned.
by George (@georgescbl on Twitter)