t sacking Claudio Ranieri in shop before blowing 500,000 on wine'The chairman of Leicester City spoke about sacking celebrated manager Claudio Ranieri in a shop before blowing 500,000 on wine, according to reports. Ranieri was sacked on Thursday despite beating odds of 5,000-1 to guide the Foxes to Premier League glory for the first time ever just nine months ago. Ra
nieri , 65, said his dream died when he was given the boot by billionaire businessman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha. Now, it is claimed, Srivaddhanaprabha spent 500,000 at the luxury Hedonism Wines shop in Londons posh Mayfair just hours before news of Ranieris sacking broke. He allegedly boasted about the brutal sacking to another Premier League boss. Premier League title glory wasnt enough to save Ranieri from the sack (Image: PA) Read MoreRelated ArticlesGary Lineker reveals he CRIED over Claudio Ranieri sacking as he slams his beloved Leicester for inexplicable decision West Ham v2016六开彩走势图 ice-chairman Karen Brady revealed the conversation, telling The Sun : Whilst browsing, the Leicester owner told him that in an hour or so news would break they had sacked Claudio Ranieri. “He then went and settled his bill for wine and champagne, quite casually. I am guessing the compensation payment to his old manager is mere pocket change by comparison. Read MoreRelated ArticlesClaudio Ranieris statement in full as Italian speaks out following Leicester sacking Another source told the paper: The fact that he then thought nothing of spending up to 500,000 on booze just demonstrates that people running football clubs have no connection to the fans. “It’s a kick in the teeth for any Leicester supporter.” Read MoreRelated ArticlesLeicester City fans call for boycott over Claudio Ranieri sacking as Italian reveals his dream died with dismissal Dismayed Foxes fans called for a boycott after the sudden sacking of the coach who brought home the Premier League trophy last season – the greatest triumph in the club’s 133-year history
. “Yesterday my dream died,” Ranieri said. “After the euphoria of last season and being crowned champions, all I dreamt of was staying with Leicester. Sadly this was not to be. My heartfelt thanks to everybody at the club, everybody who was part of what we achieved, but mostly to the supporters.” Claudio Ranieri posed with fans outside his house the day after he was sacked (Image: SWNS.com) Posing with fans, young and old, before the calm, dignified statement, he added: “The adventure was amazing and will live with me forever.
“You took me into your hearts from day one and loved me. I love you too.” Sources said though upset, Ranieri has taken it all in his stride – although he was clearly proud of his achievement. Read MoreRelated ArticlesIf Leicester want a manager with experience of surviving relegation - Claudio Ranieri is their man “No-one can ever take away what we achieved together,” he said. “I hope you think about it and smile every day the way I will. It was a time of wonderfulness and happiness I’ll never forget. It’s been a pleasure and honour to be a champion with you.” Known as The Tinkerman, because of his fondness for fine-tuning teams, Ranieri was fired after Leicester fell to a place and a point above the relegation zone. Ranieri showed his class by posing for pictures with fans (Image: SWNS.com) Vice-chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha said “long-term interests” had been put above “personal sentiment, no matter how strong”. Although some, like Mirror columnist Brian Reade, might agree the sacking is an inevitable part of today’s cut-throat game, the personal sentiment still flooded in for Claudio. Read MoreRelated ArticlesJohn Terry gutted for former manager and great friend Claudio Ranieri following Leicester sacking Ex-England striker Gary Lineker says the Foxes’ Thai owners, King Power, should be building statues to the man, not firing him. One fan at Ranieri’s house was Ruby Page, 82, who wanted to thank him for the fairytale 5,000-1 2016 title win. Leicester City won the Premier League title under Ranieri (Image: Getty) She said: “He held our hands and looked so upset. He was beautifully dressed and had a tear in his eye as he said ‘That’s football for you’.” Urging fans to boycott Monday’s Liverpool, game she added: “We won’t be going.” Leicester Italian restaurant boss Roberto Articolo, who has frequently hosted Claudio, wife Rosanna and Foxes players, said: “He takes things to heart and will be bitterly disappointed.” Rachel Riley with Ranieri, who won Outstanding Achievement at GQ Man of the Year (Image: PA) Man United boss Jose Mourinho wore a shirt embossed
with CR as he paid “homage to a man who wrote the most beautiful Premier League history”. He said Claudio was “paying for success” and that Leicester’s ground should be renamed after him. Ranieri, feted at award bashes last year, won a few outside football, including Outstanding Achievement at GQ Man of the Year. Ranieri and his wife Rosanna (Image: Getty) Celebs last night lined up to back the former Chelsea boss, who is in line for a hefty pay-off after his 3m-a-year deal was terminated early. Read MoreRelated ArticlesSacked Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri shows hes still a class act as he poses for pictures with young children One Direction’s Niall Horan tweeted: “Ranieri sacked! Huh? For what? Winning the premier league 9 months ago?” Comedian David Schneider asked sarcastically: “Apart from creating a miraculous team and winning the League, what’s this Roman ever done for us?” A club spokesperson for Leicester City refused to comment.