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Robbie Savage shocked after Leicester City fan urges club to sack Claudio Ranieri

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The prospect of Leicester even coming close to defending their Premier League crown this season was far-fetched at best.

The Foxes are looking comfortable in the surrounds of Champions League opponents, but they have failed to translate their form in Europe to domestic competition.

Currently sitting 13th on the Premier League table with as many points, Claudio Ranieri has his work cut out to ensure his side has any hope of securing a place in the Europa League next season.

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It is still difficult to comprehend the enormity of what the club achieved just six months ago, but it seems at least one Leicester fan is already sick of not seeing his team at the top.

Speaking on BBC Radio 5 live, the agitated supporter found his suggestions to get them back on track to be met with severe disapproval from ex-Foxes midfielder Robbie Savage.

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After the caller proposed to sack Ranieri and replace him with previous boss Nigel Pearson to revive the “team spirit” within the squad, Savage made no effort to hold back in his response.

He said: “Oh, be quiet, Sean. What are you talking about? You cannot be serious.

“Team spirit? They’ve just won the league 12-13 games ago. They’ve just qualified for the last 16 of the Champions League and you’re saying bring back Nigel Pearson? Do me a favour.

“Sean, I think you’re talking absolute nonsense. Listen, you’re opinion, but I think you’re talking absolute nonsense.”

When the Leicester fan asked why Savage was so at odds with his viewpoint, Savage offered him a simple explanation.

“Because you’re 13th in the Premier League, you’re champions, you’ve qualified for the last 16 of the Champions League – and you’re saying bring back Nigel Pearson,” he said.

As the conversation winds down, Savage is visibly irked by the proposition of a Leicester fan wanting to see the back of a manager who guided them to the unlikeliest league title in memory.

The halfway point of the Premier League season is still just over a month away, so surely it is too early to consider axing not just any manager – but the man in charge of the Premier League champions.

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