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Claudio Ranieri was involved in a bizarre incident in Leicester dressing room

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You can't help but miss Claudio Ranieri.

Craig Shakespeare may have engineered two wins on the bounce as Leicester's interim manager, but he just doesn't possess the marvellous eccentricity of the Tinkerman.

As much as the Italian will always be remembered for the Foxes' shock Premier League title, he also provided us with some hilarious moments in his sadly fleeting stint at the King Power.

In happier times, it was shaking an imaginary bell at his players and shouting "dilly ding, dilly dong".

This season, as he started to crack under the pressure of a relegation battle, it seems his behaviour took another strange turn.

According to a report in the Times, brought to our attention by the Independent, the Leicester players walked into the dressing room after a game earlier this season to discover a bizarre scene unfolding.

Despite having won the game, the Italian was found hurling several knobs of butter into a bin. Yes, you read that correctly.

As has been well documented, many of the senior players at the club appear to have very short memories indeed and quickly turned on the former manager when things weren't going so well.

The players weren't happy 

Characteristically, he began to 'tinker', and some of his squad weren't happy with his new tactics and team selections.

Not content to leave his interfering on the pitch, however, Ranieri reportedly became obsessive over the players' diets - hence the butter throwing.

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Snacks had been left out for them to enjoy after a rare win, but it seems Jamie Vardy and co didn't quite get to that luxury in time.

Troubled times at Leicester 

Maybe it wasn't the best idea to be found reacting like that straight after a win. Leicester have walked away with the three points on just seven occasions this season, so they could have done with a bit of encouragement.

It says a lot about the sad state of affairs in the dressing room that Ranieri still felt he couldn't relax despite the win.

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Under Shakespeare, the mood at the club has been a little more relaxed. There's still some tension in the air, though, because of the manner of Ranieri's dismissal.

It doesn't sound like the players were willing to listen to his ideas about fitness and nutrition, even if he probably didn't express them in the most normal way.

Will Leicester manage to stay up? Have your say in the comments. 

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