Former Leicester City head coach Claudio Ranieri refuses to believe the club players betrayed him, despite his sacking in February.
“No, I can’t believe it,” said Ranieri.
“The players maybe don’t give their maximum because there are other problems. Other problems could be that when they were here before they earned a little less, and after that they earned double or triple. Maybe when you were safe in the last match and restart the season, you are so concentrated to be solid and strong. We started very well the year before.
“Then when you come back in pre-season when you have won the title, you go around the world. You go to America to play against big teams for the first time in your life. The situation is totally different. I cannot believe that my players killed me. No, no, no.”