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Summary

  1. Updates for Friday 24 February 2017
  2. Ranieri: My dream has died
  3. Foxes sack title winning manager Ranieri
  4. It was a 'most difficult decision,' owners claim
  5. Lineker: Italian's sacking 'unforgiveable'
  6. News, sport, travel and weather updates resume at 08:00 Tuesday

Live Reporting

By Calum McKenzie

All times stated are UK

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  1. Our live coverage across the day

    Our live updates have now ended and will return on Monday 08:00. 

  2. Watch: 'I feel like the candle's gone out'

    BBC Sport

    The BBC Sport cameras have been down at the King Power Stadium getting reaction from fans to the sacking... 

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    Video caption: Claudio Ranieri: Leicester City fans react to sacking
  3. Watch: Five things we'll miss about Claudio

    BBC Sport

    From his jovial press conferences to his famous "dilly ding, dilly dong" catchphrase, BBC Sport looks back at what we'll miss from Claudio Ranieri after he was sacked as Leicester manager...

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    Video caption: Claudio Ranieri: Five things we'll miss about former Leicester manager
  4. Listen: 'Crazy' sacking gives players 'a clean slate'

    BBC World Service

    Here is what former Leicester player Joey Gudjonsson thinks of the decision to sack Claudio Ranieri and the possible involvement of the players in all of this... 

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    Video caption: Former Leicester player Joey Gudjonsson says it was a bad decision to sack Claudio Ranieri
  5. Shakespeare: We'll need fans support

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Leicester caretaker boss Craig Shakespeare also used his press conference to issue a rallying cry to supporters.

    Craig Shakespeare

    Churchillian it wasn't but here is what he said... 

    "I can't tell the fans how to behave," Shakespeare told reporters at the King Power Stadium. 

    "What I will say is we'll need their support over the next few matches, starting with Liverpool on Monday." 

  6. Ranieri thanks club and fans

    BBC Sport

    There's more from the man himself including his "heartfelt thanks" to everybody at the club but "mostly the supporters".

    Claudio Ranieri
  7. Ranieri will 'always love' Leicester city

    Press Association

    Quote Message: Yesterday my dream died. After the euphoria of last season and being crowned Premier League champions all I dreamt of was staying with Leicester City, the club I love, for always. Sadly this was not to be." from Claudio Ranieri Former Leicester City manager
    Claudio Ranieri Former Leicester City manager
    Claudio Ranieri
  8. BreakingRanieri's 'dream died' when sacked

    Press Association

    Claudio Ranieri has said "yesterday my dream died" following his sacking by Leicester, in a statement released to Press Association Sport. 

  9. Bruce: I'm scratching my head at Ranieri dismissal

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Steve Bruce, who is in charge of Aston Villa, is the latest manager to slam Claudio Ranieri's sacking.  

    Steve Bruce

    "We understand as managers now that we are the whipping boys," the former Birmingham and Hull boss said. 

    "I'm scratching my head, like everyone else is, asking myself how someone who delivered the finest achievement in football last year could now be sacked." 

  10. Your comments: Were the players to blame?

    Facebook

    There are still plenty of comments coming into the BBC Leicester Facebook page reflecting on last night's sacking and whether the players are to blame.

    Gillian Morris  writes: "Regardless of what Shakespeare says, or rather didn´t say, some of the playing squad need to take a long hard look at themselves.

    "They should take some responsibilty for the position that Leicester find themselves in and should hang their heads in shame for their effort and attitude so far this season." 

  11. Jones: The papers always want a scapegoat

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Switching sports again temporarily, here is a little bit more from England rugby head coach Eddie Jones (see 14:57) about the demise of Claudio Ranieri.

    Eddie Jones

    "I must admit I felt a bit sick hearing the news because he's such a great, honourable guy and he's done a fantastic job. 

    "The papers want to blame the players for his demise, the papers always want to have a scapegoat, but the reality is when you're successful it's a combination of players and staff working together, and when you're unsuccessful it's a combination of players and staff too."

  12. Watch: Shakespeare faces the media

    BBC Sport

    Cars, Claudio and trips to Los Angeles - here are the highlights of Craig Shakespeare's first press conference as caretaker manager of Leicester... 

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    Video caption: Ranieri did not lose players - Shakespeare
  13. Lawro predicts: Leicester 0 Liverpool 2

    Mark Lawrenson

    Former Liverpool defender

    I made my original prediction for this game before Ranieri's exit and, although I have not changed the score, the situation makes it more difficult for Liverpool.  

    Riyad Mahrez and a Georgio Wijnaldum

    There is no doubt there will be more of a unified effort from the Leicester team, whether their new manager is in place or not. It always happens.

    I still think Liverpool will win, if they play like they did against Tottenham. It suits the Reds when they press teams all over the pitch, and that is definitely the way forward for them.

  14. Preview of Foxes-Reds coming up

    Calum McKenzie

    BBC Local Live

    Amid all the drama of the last 12 hours there is of course a game with Liverpool on Monday evening - we'll look ahead to that with Mark Lawrenson momentarily... 

  15. Jones: I have sympathy for Ranieri

    BBC Radio 5 live

    England rugby union head coach Eddie Jones has added his name to the list of people who have come out in support of sacked Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri.

    eddie jones

    He said: "Leicester City is an amazing story, I feel a lot of sympathy for Ranieri."

    "You can understand why us coaches are looking over our shoulders."