Leicester City: Football Manager simulates 2016/17 season

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The sporting world watched on as Claudio Ranieri and his Leicester City side raised the Premier League title on Saturday evening after a remarkable campaign.

The Foxes may well have started the season as one of the favourites to succumb to relegation, but they have ended it as the number one team in England. 

Their latest triumph - a 3-1 win over Everton at the King Power stadium - was impressive and there's every reason to believe that Ranieri's side will once again prove a force to be reckoned with next season. 


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One thing is for sure, ahead of the 2016/17 campaign, everyone will be taking them very seriously indeed. 

The new champions may well have to gear themselves up for a summer battle - they will be desperate to maintain the services of the likes of Riyad Mahrez, Jamie Vardy, N'Golo Kante and co. - but they should start next season as one of the favourites to win the league. 

Football Manager simulates

It's likely, of course, that big boys Manchester City, Arsenal, Tottenham, Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United will return stronger, but it would be foolish to completely disregard Ranieri's side. 

Where, then, will they finish as they attempt to defend their crown? 

Well, thanks to Football Manager, we may have an indication at just what lies ahead for the club. As reported by the Mirror, FM simulates that Leicester will end next season in seventh position in the table. 

Seventh would be a respectable position, of course, but there's no reason why the club can't set their sights on a higher position. 

After all, they have surpassed all expectations this term and will start the new campaign with just as much momentum. 

City for the title? 

According to FM, though, Leicester's title will be taken off them by Manchester City. The Citizens, who last won the title in 2014, will start the new campaign with Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola at the helm. 

Guardiola, formerly of Barcelona, is one of the most established managers in world football and will expect to add the Premier League trophy to his list of honours. 

FM may well be predicting Guardiola to lead City to the title, but the revered boss may well have to make-do without elite European football next season. 

That's because qualification for the tournament is now out of their hands after they were held to a 2-2 draw against Arsenal on Sunday. Two wins from two fixtures for Manchester United will see them join Leicester and co. in Europe's elite competition. 

Where do you think Leicester will finish in the 2016/17 season? Have your say below! 

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