As quoted by The Leicester Mercury, Claudio Ranieri has said that players that are unhappy at the club can leave but says the final decision is not up to him with our Foxes in the Transfer Tavern hoping such a system actually works.
The Premier League champions have really struggled with their title defence this year with them evidently prioritising progression in the Champions League.
Our landlord thinks that makes sense, too, with them unlikely to make it to the competition for a very long time at least but now they have reached the knockout stages they need to buck their ideas up in the league.
Certainly, many here by the bar think new signings are a must for them to climb up the table but for their Italian manager outgoings are also a possibility in January.
The former Chelsea boss said of possible departures:
“I don’t like to maintain players who are unhappy.”
Before revealing he doesn’t have complete control:
“But of course, this is my point of view – afterwards, there is the club.”
That final sentence is of intrigue to our landlord who is surprised that, so it seems, the club would have the final say over whether a player leaves instead of the manager.
It makes you wonder, then, how much control is Ranieri actually given over the team.
Shouldn’t Ranieri’s word be final, Leicester fans? Let us know below!
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