Last football season (2015-2016) Leicester City under the charming management of Italian Claudio Ranieri won the Premier League Championship against all odds and expectation. And they did it with energy, enthusiasm and simplicity.
Ranieri was named Manager of the Year for 2016 by the League Managers’ Association, and on 18 May, he was named the 2016 Barclays Premier League Manager of the Season. He was also awarded Grand Officer of the Italian Order of Merit and the Enzo Bearzot Award as best Italian manager of the year. He attracted widespread praise for their giant-killing exploits.
For whatever reason, this season started dreadfully, and continued.
“King Claudio was sacked a few days ago.
Dark clouds hung over Leicester. The fans were not happy.
Until, that is, last night.
Last night we saw the elusive form of last year. They won 3-1 against a poor Liverpool team that had, pre-match, promised a lot better.
Back was the energy, enthusiasm, simplicity… AND Jamie Vardy!