No Leicester players' revolt against Ranieri - Shakespeare

Leicester City caretaker boss Craig Shakespeare has denied a player revolt led to the sacking of Claudio Ranieri.

BBC Sport understands some Foxes players were summoned to a meeting by the chairman after the 2-1 defeat by Sevilla and the Italian's fate was sealed by the negative reaction.

Ranieri was sacked by Leicester on Thursday nine months after leading the club to the Premier League title.

"I've not had one problem with the players," Shakespeare said.

He added: "There was a lot of frustration because of the results, but he had not lost the dressing room. A lot of the talk of unrest has been speculation.

"I always feel sorry when people lose their jobs. I'm not aware of the club having spoken to any candidates. My relationship with Claudio has been fine all along.

"I spoke to him last night and he thanked me for my support throughout. It was not brief and we exchanged views. A lot of what we said will stay private."

More to follow.


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