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Gianluigi Buffon Reacts To Leicester City Sacking Claudio Ranieri

Gianluigi Buffon Reacts To Leicester City Sacking Claudio Ranieri

Following the sacking of Claudio Ranieri, the footballing community lambasted the decision as tributes have been pouring in from his former players, to managers within the Premier League.

Jamie Vardy, Riyad Mahrez, Wes Morgan - who's tribute didn't go down well with the Leicester faithfuls - to name but a few.

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Not to mention Ranieri's opposite numbers with Jose Mourinho and Jurgen Klopp speaking out on the harsh dismissal.

Ranieri
Ranieri

And now compatriot and fellow-Italian legend, Gianluigi Buffon, has voiced his opinion on a decision that has left him scratching his head.

Speaking via the Mirror, he said;

"It's difficult to understand the decision. In fact, I'm not sure it's a decision anybody in football can ­understand."

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(Schmeichel reveals what Ranieri said to Leicester players after he was sacked:)

(Video via BBC Sport)

Leicester's incredible Premier League triumph reverberated not just around the English game but world football, as detailed by Buffon;

"What he achieved last ­season wasn't just a big story for the Premier League, but also for the whole of football."

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Following his success, the keeper feels clubs will be lining up to acquire his services as Ranieri reportedly is eyeing up the Fiorentina job;

"There's so much respect and admiration for what he's done at Leicester. I'm sure there will be no shortage of coaching jobs offered to him."

"In the next few days and weeks as things calm down he will decide on what's the best next step for himself and his family."

Buffon
Buffon

Continuing to add; "Of course football is a results industry, but what Claudio achieved last season was one of the greatest achievements the game has ever seen - one of the greatest surely there ever will be."

Ranieri was sacked a day after taking his charges to Sevilla, losing 2-1 but they displayed a spirited performance as Jamie Vardy bagged a vital away goal ahead of the return leg.

The Juve star finishes by saying; "They are still very much in the last 16 of the Champions League - with everything he's achieved he should have been given time to change their league form."

Topics: Leicester City, Claudio Ranieri, Gianluigi Buffon

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

 

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