The Champions of England have got a new boss!
Craig Shakespeare, the assistant to the Italian mastermind that brought them the title, is now given the responsibility to lift Leicester City out of the relegation battle.
Claudio Ranieri will feel hard done by as he lost the job at King Power, less than a year after lifting the Premier League title, but he is not the only gaffer to lose his job this way.
Coincidentally, none of the 5 previous title winning managers are currently at the same club, which shows how competitive the Premier League has become.
However, there were similar instances in the past where managers were sacked even quicker than the Italian at the King Power.
Here are 10 such craziest sacking of all time:
10. Roberto de Matteo (Chelsea; 2012):
The Blues lifted their first ever Champions League trophy along with the FA Cup in 2012 under caretaker De Matteo and it looked like it was the beginning of something huge at the Stamford Bridge. However, come November, after he was appointed as the full-time boss, Chelsea were going nowhere. They were poorly placed in the points table and were all but out of the Champions League in the group stage. This saw him get sacked on the 21st of November even before making it through the first half of the season.
9. Ruud Gullit (Chelsea, 1998):
Unlike under De Matteo, Chelsea were flying high under Guillit back in 1998. After landing Chelsea the FA Cup, the previous season, he took the club to the League Cup semi-finals and the Cup Winners Cup quarter-finals while also taking them to the second place in the points table. However, he got sacked under circumstances that were never explained. Gianluca Vialli took over and won both the cup competitions that year.
8. Fabio Capello (Real Madrid; 1997, 2007):
Having lifted the La Liga title in the previous season, his first ever at the club, Capello was on his route to something similar in the 1997-98 season but a fallout with the then chairman Lorenzo Sanz saw him sacked midway through the season. He came back to the Bernabeu 10 years later and once again lifted the title in his first year but was later sacked because his style of play was too defensive for the liking of the Spanish capital.
7. Louis van Gaal (Bayern Munich; 2011):
The Dutchman won the Bundesliga, a domestic cup double and took Bayern to the final of the Champions league in his first season in charge at the Allianz Arena. However the following season, Bayern crashed out of the Round of 16 in the UCL and were third in the points table, which saw him get sacked in April. He will be known for his time there for giving a number of youngsters a chance to shine on the big stage.
6. Carlo Ancelotti (Chelsea; 2011):
Though his win percentage remains the second highest in the history of the Premier League, Chelsea sacked Ancelotti just a year after he won the league title and also the FA Cup. Chelsea were top scorers in the league in that season but were finished 9 points behind Manchester United, the title winners in the next season and went trophyless. The Italian was sacked just hours after the last game that season.
5. Jupp Heynckes (Real Madrid; 1998):
In one of the most shocking sackings ever, Heynckes who led Real Madrid to their first European Cup since 1996 with a win over Juventus in 1998, gave Real Madrid the start to their glory days at the moment. However, they struggled in the domestic league and Heynckes was sacked straight after winning Europe’s biggest trophy, after just a season in charge at the Bernabeu.
4. Carlo Ancelotti (Real Madrid; 2015):
In his first season in charge of Real Madrid, Ancelotti won the Copa del Rey and the Champions League and followed it with a Super Cup and the Club World Cup title the following year. However, Real Madrid finished second in La Liga this saw Florentino Perez, the current owner of the Spanish outfit, sack the Italian after just two seasons at the club.
3. Claudio Ranieri (Leicester City; 2017):
The latest name on the list, Ranieri, helped Leicester to their first ever Premier League title against 5000-1 odds at the start of the previous season. His achievement at the King Power will forever be remembered in Premier League history and though the Foxes are struggling in the domestic league, they have a decent chance in the Round of 16 of the Champions League. However, the Italian was sacked just a few days ago to try and help Leicester out of the relegation battle they have fallen into.
2. Vicente del Bosque (Real Madrid; 2003):
The current Spanish coach helped Real Madrid to their most glorious days in their modern history. In his time at the club, he won two La Liga titles, two Champions League titles, the Super Copa, the UEFA Super Cup and the Intercontinental cup at the Bernabeu but just 2 days after his second league title, he was sacked for some strange reason which led to a trophy drought at Real Madrid for a few years.
1.Udo Lattek (Bayern Munich; 1975):
Easily the craziest sacking of all time, Lattek helped Bayern to 3 successive Bundesliga titles and also won the European Cup in 1974, going on to become the first German to achieve the feat. However, the next season, Bayern had a poor start to their domestic campaign which saw Lattek get fired. Bayern went on to win the European Cup a couple more times in the next two years but it was Lattek’s foundation that helped the team for the next few years.