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2017 02 23 Retrieve

[Claudio Ranieri sacked by Leicester City] Leicester City Football Club has tonight [Thursday] parted company with its first team Manager, Claudio Ranieri. Claudio, appointed City manager in July 2015, led the Foxes to the greatest triumph in the club’s 133-year history last season, as we were crowned champions of England for the first time. His status as the most successful Leicester City manager of all time is without question. However, domestic results in the current campaign have placed the club’s Premier League status under threat and the board reluctantly feels that a change of leadership, while admittedly painful, is necessary in the club’s greatest interest.

2017 02 23b Retrieve

[Leicester right to dismiss Ranieri] Domestic results in the current campaign have placed the club’s Premier League status under threat and the board reluctantly feels that a change of leadership, while admittedly painful, is necessary in the club’s greatest interest

2017 03 16 Retrieve

[Sevilla midfielder Samir Nasri has branded Jamie Vardy a cheater. Nasri has accused the England striker of making the most of the confrontation and believes he conned referee Daniele Orsato into sending him off. A Leicester spokesman says] The club refutes entirely any allegation that questions the professional integrity of Jamie or any of its players

2018 10 28 Retrieve

[Leicester City owner and chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha is feared dead after his helicopter crashed on Saturday night outside of the King Power Stadium] We are assisting Leicestershire Police and the emergency services in dealing with a major incident at King Power Stadium. The club will issue a more detailed statement once further information has been established

2018 10 29 Retrieve

[Leicester City owner confirmed among dead in tragic helicopter crash] It is with the deepest regret and a collective broken heart that we confirm our Chairman, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, was among those to have tragically lost their lives on Saturday evening when a helicopter carrying him and four other people crashed outside King Power Stadium. None of the five people on-board survived

The primary thoughts of everyone at the club are with the Srivaddhanaprabha family and the families of all those on-board at this time of unspeakable loss.

In Khun Vichai, the world has lost a great man. A man of kindness, of generosity and a man whose life was defined by the love he devoted to his family and those he so successfully led. Leicester City was a family under his leadership. It is as a family that we will grieve his passing and maintain the pursuit of a vision for the club that is now his legacy.

A book of condolence, which will be shared with the Srivaddhanaprabha family, will be opened at King Power Stadium from 8am on Tuesday 30 October for supporters wishing to pay their respects.

Supporters unable to visit King Power Stadium that wish to leave a message can do so through an online book of condolence, which will be made available via in due course.

Both Tuesday’s first-team fixture against Southampton in the EFL Cup and the development squad fixture against Feyenoord in the Premier League International Cup have been postponed.

Everyone at the club has been truly touched by the remarkable response of the football family, whose thoughtful messages of support and solidarity have been deeply appreciated at this difficult time

2018 11 09 Tweet

[Leicester to commemorate Srivaddhanaprabha with memorial statue] The late Leicester City Chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha will be immortalised at King Power Stadium through the commissioning of a memorial statue

2019 02 24 Retrieve

[Leicester City sack Puel after torrid run of results] Leicester City Football Club has parted company with Claude Puel, who leaves his position as First Team Manager with immediate effect. The club would like to thank Claude for his efforts in leading the team during his 16 months in the role and wish him well in his future career. Assistant Manager Jacky Bonnevay also departs with the club’s best wishes. First Team Coaches Mike Stowell and Adam Sadler, supported by the club’s established backroom staff, will assume responsibility for the senior squad while the club begins the process of appointing a new manager. The Board will make no further comment until this process is complete

2019 02 27 Retrieve

[Kolo Toure joins Brendan Rodgers at Leicester City] Joining the Club’s established team of first team staff will be assistant manager, Chris Davies; first team fitness coach, Glen Driscoll; and first team coach, Kolo Touré

: 2019 08 02 Manchester United have agreed terms with Leicester City over the £80 million transfer of Harry Maguire to Old Trafford.

: 2019 08 08 Leicester City have confirmed the signing of attacking midfielder Dennis Praet from Sampdoria for a reported £18 million

2019 10 05 Retrieve

[Leicester City have reported alleged racist abuse of 22-year-old midfielder Hamza Choudhury to the police following their Premier League clash with Liverpool on Saturday] We are appalled by these comments, which the club has reported to the police and to the social media platform on which they were made. Discriminatory behaviour has no place in football or in society and we will seek the strongest possible course of action to be taken against those responsible

2020 04 01 Retrieve

[Leicester’s coronavirus contingency plans for fans] In the interests of providing some assurance to supporters while we await further clarity on the resumption of Premier League football and any associated impact on both the current season and the 2020/21 season, the following prospective measures have been put in place

In the event that any of our postponed home 2019/20 fixtures go ahead as normal, all tickets will remain valid for the rearranged date. However, if it is determined that any of City’s four remaining home Premier League matches in the 2019/20 season cannot be played at all, or will be played behind closed doors, then Season Ticket Holders will have the choice between: offsetting the pro-rata value of the affected matches against the cost of their 2020/21 Season Ticket; or a cash refund of equivalent value

We understand that the current situation has presented unforeseen challenges for many. Supporters suffering particular financial hardship who are concerned that they may not be able to meet the 1 April payment should contact the Club on [email protected], quoting their supporter number

2020 04 10 Retrieve

[Leicester City will not use government furlough scheme during coronavirus crisis] The club intends to retain all permanent staff and does not intend to utilise the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. All casual matchday and non-matchday staff will be paid to the end of the 2019/20 season, as the games were previously scheduled

2020 06 30 Retrieve

[Leicester confident remaining Premier League home games will go ahead despite local lockdown] The Club has today consulted with local authorities, its Safety Advisory Group and the Premier League, following Monday night’s Government announcement relative to coronavirus measures in Leicester

All parties remain entirely satisfied that, through the continued implementation of our COVID-19 operations plan, the Club’s football operations can continue to safely function under existing protocols and, in doing so, there will be no greater risk posed to Club personnel, visiting teams or our surrounding communities. Consequently, first team training will continue at Belvoir Drive and our forthcoming Premier League fixtures remain unaffected

The Club remains agile to the evolving nature of the situation and suitable continuity arrangements are in place in the event we are required to deviate from our existing protocols

The Foxes Fanstore at King Power Stadium has closed, in line with local requirements for non-essential retail. Personnel working on-site remains limited to staff performing essential business functions that cannot be completed from home

Through the implementation of a robust and comprehensive COVID-19 operations plan, the Club is fully committed to playing its part in controlling the spread of the virus in our communities, while safely ensuring we can continue to operate and represent those communities on the pitch. We urge our supporters in the city to stay home where possible and to continue to follow the latest localised advice, available at