HuSsAiN wrote: ↑
Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:21 pm
Martin wrote: ↑
Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:30 am
Leicester being relegated would be a sad, horrible end to all of this. The club and the supporters don't deserve that.
They do deserve it now.
We are basically discussing whether Ranieri should be allowed to get Leicester relegated because he won the league title with them last year.
Leicester before tonight's win had conceded twelve goals in five PL games, failing to score in them all. No decent board could watch this happening and allow it to continue, relegation was inevitable unless something was done. Whatever the problem was, Ranieri wasn't able to fix it in 20 odd games and it appears he 'lost the dressing room'. He was backed in January and things still didn't change. So from a rational perspective the decision makes sense. Relegation would be a catastrophe and would mean a loss of £100m+, with no guarantee of coming back up.
The Leicester story touched a lot of people who are not interested in football, Ranieri is a good man and it's a shame it has ended like this for him but it will be even sadder for the fans and the club if they go down.
People may look back on this decision and decide that the owner got it right if they stay up and finish the season safely among the mid table positions but in hindsight it looks like the club messed up badly in the summer.