Claudio Ranieri believes he was betrayed by someone he worked with at Leicester.
The man who guided the Foxes to the most unlikely of Premier League title wins was sacked after losing to Sevilla 2-1 in the Champions League.
Ranieri feels was stabbed in the back but it wasn't by his players wielding the knife:
“No I can’t believe it, the players maybe don’t give the maximum because there are other problems.
“When you come back for pre season, you go around the world and play against big teams, the situation is totally different.
“I can’t believe my players kill me, no, no.”
“Maybe it could be somebody behind me, but also the little problem I had the year before and we won the title.
“Maybe these people, this year, when we lose they push a little more. That’s it. I don’t want to tell. I am a serious man, a loyal man. What I have to say, I say face to face.”
The Italian harbours no ill will towards the Foxes despite his callous sacking. He takes pride in their success after he left:
"I am very very happy to see my players play in the system I taught them, because they play the same still."