Jamie Vardy describes speculation he was involved in Claudio Ranieri's dismissal as 'unfounded'
After Premier League-winning Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri was sacked this week, there were rumours player unrest had a role in the decision.
But Jamie Vardy, the Foxes’ star striker from the 2015/16 campaign, had something to say about that – and he did so on Instagram, obviously.
Vardy wrote: “I must have written and deleted my words to this post a stupid amount of times! I owed Claudio to find the right and appropriate words!
“Claudio has and always will have my complete respect! What we achieved together and as a team was the impossible! He believed in me when many didn’t and for that I owe him my eternal gratitude.
“There is speculation I was involved in his dismissal and this completely untrue, unfounded and is extremely hurtful! The only thing we are guilty of as a team is underachieving which we all acknowledge both in the dressing room and publicly and will do our best to rectify.
“I wish Claudio the very very best in whatever the future holds for him. Thank You Claudio for everything.”
Meanwhile Leicester’s number one goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel also took to social media to voice his thanks for the contribution the Italian made to the club and his own career.
Kind words indeed – we’re not sure if Ranieri has an Instagram account, however…