Recently sacked Leicester City manager, Claudio Ranieri has narrated how the team killed his dream with the sack.

Ranieri guided the Leicester to Premier League title last season.

In a statement by the Italian through the the League Managers Association, he expressed his sadness at leaving the position he had occupied since replacing Nigel Pearson in July 2015.

Ranieri said, “Yesterday my dream died.

“After the euphoria of last season and being crowned Premier League champions all I dreamed of was staying with Leicester City, the club I love, for always. Sadly this was not to be. I wish to thank my wife Rosanna and all my family for their never ending support during my time at Leicester.”

He also thanked his agents, Steve Kutner and Franco Granello, for “bringing me the opportunity to become a champion”, and added his appreciation for backroom staff members Paolo Benetti and Andrea Azzalin, who departed with him.

Ranieri added, “Mostly I have to thank Leicester City Football Club. The adventure was amazing and will live with me forever.”