The east Midlands club's owners claimed that 'a change of leadership, while admittedly painful, is necessary in the club's greatest interest'
The club is now left with a fan base which, by very large measure, will find the actions unfathomable and a source of incalculable sadness at the way the light has gone out
The club called the decision to 'part ways' with the Italian 'painful' but 'necessary'
The Italian was more comfortable in front of the European press, but nobody will be laughing in the Premier League champions' season is left in tatters
Numerous reports suggest that certain players have grown increasingly disillusioned with the Italian
Numerous reports have alluded to emerging unrest within the Leicester changing room
After making history last year to clinch a first top-flight title in their 133-year history, the Foxes have managed just five wins this season under Claudio Ranieri
Managerial changes at relegation rivals Hull and Swansea have refocused their players
The player and coach have both enjoyed a year to remember
Ranieri is ready to bring back the Algerian forward for a game he describes as a 'must-win' in Leicester's survival battle
The Italian remains concerned about his side's Premier League form, which sees them just two points above the relegation zone
The Italian sought to dismiss the suggestion that cracks that are beginning to appear in the defending champions
Ranieri knows all too well that winning the title last season will not save him from the sack if Leicester do not start winning matches in the Premier League
Ranieri rested Riyad Mahrez and Islam Slimani for the 3-0 loss at Chelsea ahead of Tuesday's Champions League tie with Copenhagen
Costa was gesticulating wildly at the bench, demanding to be substituted, but Conte refused
Italian manager pleased to escape with a point after seeing his team out-played by Southampton at the King Power Stadium on Sunday afternoon