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Leicester City Sacks Manager Ranieri Just Nine Months After Miracle Title

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 02 / 24 / 17

EPL side Leicester City parted company with Manager Claudio Ranieri on Thursday. Ranieri, appointed manager in July '15, led the club to the Premier League title last season. However, domestic results in the current campaign placed the club’s Premier League status under threat and the b...

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Sunderland Calls For 'Swift Resolution'

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New Douglas Park To Be Renamed

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Tottenham's Stadium Work Begins

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Gravity Road Creates Trick Shot Contest

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R&A Disputes McIlroy On Anti-Doping

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