Leicester sacks manager Ranieri

first_imgLONDON (AP): Claudio Ranieri was fired as the manager of English champion Leicester yesterday, nine months after guiding the club to the most improbable title triumph in Premier League history. Leicester’s Thai owners took the drastic measure with the team just a point above the relegation zone having 13 games remaining in a dreadful title defence. “We are duty-bound to put the club’s long-term interests above all sense of personal sentiment,” Leicester vice-chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha said, “no matter how strong that might be.” Leicester, with a team of journeymen, cast-offs and previously unheralded players, won the Premier League last season at odds of 5,000-1, a feat generally viewed as one of the greatest in all sports. Ranieri was last month voted as FIFA coach of the year. However, the Italian manager has come under heavy pressure in recent weeks as Leicester slipped closer to the bottom three in the Premier League and reportedly fell out with some of his players.last_img read more

Mbappe fan sneaks on-pitch selfie during PSG game

first_imgThe young man was then wrestled to the floor by security, although Mbappe shook his hand and exchanged a few words with him before he was led away.The incident was one of the few bright spots of a prosaic Ligue 1 game that was locked at 0-0 at half time.0Shares0000(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000A pitch invader was tackeld by secuity in the Toulouse v PSG game after his selfie with Kylian Mbappe © AFP / Pascal PAVANIPARIS, France, Mar 31 – A cheeky Paris Saint-Germain fan ran onto the pitch at Toulouse on Sunday and snapped a sneaky selfie of himself with Kylian Mbappe before being a nabbed by security staff.The supporter, wearing a PSG jacket, clambered out of the stands during the Ligue 1 contest and ran slowly up behind the 20-year-old World Cup winner, who jumped with surprise when he saw the fan brandishing his telephone.last_img read more