Football By Joe Crilly

Reversal Of Fortunes For Leicester – Ranieri Out? Relegation Looming?

The last 12 months have certainly been a rollercoaster ride for Leicester City and their fans with the team obviously picking up an unlikely, 5000/1 Premier League title last summer, however now, normal service has been resumed. Exactly one year ago, Leicester were 2/1 joint favourites with William Hill to win the Premier League - 12 months later they are a shorter price for relegation (13/8).

 

“The Leicester fairytale is turning into something written by the brothers Grimm,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly. “They are now a shorter price to be relegated than they were to win the League on this day 12 months ago.”

 

Leicester’s spectacular fall from grace has seen Claudio Ranieri go from almost untouchable to in danger of losing his job and he is the Even money favourite to be the next Premier League manager to leave.

 

Premier League winner odds 13th February 2016: 2/1 Leicester; 2/1 Arsenal; 3/1 Manchester City; 9/2 Tottenham; 33/1 Manchester United

 

Premier League relegation: 2/9 Sunderland; 8/11 Crystal Palace; 5/6 Hull; 6/4 Middlesbrough; 13/8 Leicester; 11/4 Swansea; 9/1 BAR

 

Next Premier League manager to leave: 1/1 Claudio Ranieri; 10/3 Aitor Karanka; 7/2 no manager to leave; 8/1 David Moyes; 10/1 Sam Allardyce; 10/1 Walter Mazzarri; 14/1 BAR

 

Will Claudio Ranieri be Leicester senior team manager for the first Premier League game of the 2017/18 season: 8/11 no; 1/1 yes

 

Claudio Ranieri to no longer be the first team manager before the end of February 2017: 2/7 still there; 5/2 gone