Leicester sacked Claudio Ranieri on Thursday night, citing the club's precarious Premier League position as the main reason behind the decision. According to reports, Ranieri's own players may have pushed through the decision following a meeting with the club's owner on Wednesday.
Support for Italian has come from many quarters.
Gary Lineker called the decision 'inexplicable, unforgivable and gut-wrenchingly sad'. Gary Neville said winning the Premier League is now a 'poisoned chalice' and, tongue-in-cheek, added that we should expect the sacking of Antonio Conte next season.
Jose Mourinho has also come out in support of the Italian.
On Instagram (yes, the Manchester United manager is on Instagram), he said that no one can erase Ranieri's remarkable achievement - taking a 5000/1 shot to Premier League glory.
CHAMPION OF ENGLAND and FIFA MANAGER of THE YEAR.sacked. Thats the new football claudio. keep smiling AMICO .nobody can delete the history you wrote.
Jose Mourinho message to Claudio Ranieri
He may have gone one too far though...
Jose Mourinho wearing initials CR on his #MUFC shirt in his press briefing as salute to Claudio Ranieri
— Steve Bates (@sbates_people) February 24, 2017