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Monday 27 February 2017

Ranieiri dismisses fears over his Foxes future

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri. Photo: PA
Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri. Photo: PA

Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri has dismissed any fears over his future, but admits the club's owner is not happy with their form.

The Foxes chief has left Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez at home for tonight's Champions League game in Porto as he looks to revive their Premier League season.

Leicester, who lost just three league games en route to a shock title success last term, have suffered seven defeats this season and are just two points above the relegation zone, but Ranieri is unconcerned about losing his job despite the dissatisfaction of chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.

"Never, because it's not my decision," the Italian said.

"The owner is always behind us, he always tells us how he can help us and is always positive. Of course he's not happy - no-one at the club is.

"When we win, we win together. When we lose, we lose together. My experience says it's important to stay calm and be positive, believe in your players and do the best for your team."

Along with Mahrez and Vardy, Robert Huth, Andy King, Islam Slimani and Kasper Schmeichel have also not travelled to Portugal.

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