Leicester City Defender Claims Change to Healthy Food Upset Players Towards End of Ranieri's Reign

Aramide Oladipo

Leicester City players have been deafeningly silent following the sacking of title-winning manager Claudio Ranieri. 

However, full back Danny Simpson has now given one unusual reason for why Claudio Ranieri might have lost the dressing room prior to his dismissal earlier this season.

Just months after leading Leicester to the Premier League title for the first time in their history, Claudio Ranieri was sacked by the club in February following a run of terrible results with the champions facing the possibility of relegation.

Leicester City v Sunderland - Premier League
Leicester City v Sunderland - Premier League

Speaking to the Times, quoted in the Daily Mail, Simpson reveals that the Leicester players were disheartened by the fact that Ranieri had changed the team’s post match food.

He stated: “After games, we'd have chicken burgers and potato wedges and he changed them to sweet potatoes and pasta.”

“I understand his point but the lads liked what we were used to, chicken and wedges.”

Following the Italian’s sacking, Leicester have been in breathtaking form as they have all of their six matches under new manager Craig Shakespeare.

West Ham United v Leicester City - Premier League
West Ham United v Leicester City - Premier League

This has seen many of the Leicester players receive heavy criticism as they have been accused of not playing for their former manager and Simpson expressed his anger at these allegations.

"It was disappointing to see Claudio leave and we got that much stick it made us angry. We felt it was unjustified," Simpson said.

"We appreciated what he'd done, he's a top man, an infectious character. At the time, it (Ranieri's sacking) was seen as a loss for football."

Leicester will look to make it seven wins on the bounce in all competitions as they travel to Goodison Park to face Everton on Sunday.

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