Leicester City striker Jamie Vardy has brushed aside the surmises of his being part in the sacking of manager Claudio Ranieri by the club.
Two days after the manager was axed by the Foxes, the 30-year old player has evinced regret for it and also vehemently denied his involvement in the matter.
“There is speculation I was involved in his dismissal and this is completely untrue, unfounded and is extremely hurtful!”
“The only thing we are guilty of as a team is under-achieving which we all acknowledge both in the dressing-room and publicly and will do our best to rectify,” he added.
Vardy is accredited to have a chief and crucial role in the Premier League victory of his club, having scored 24 goals in all.
“Claudio has and always will have my complete respect! What we achieved together and as a team was the impossible! He believed in me when many didn’t and for that, I owe him my eternal gratitude,” Vardy posted on Instagram.
The club’s player of the season title winner has, besides this disclamation, also come up with praise and reverence for the manager, whose guidance earned the team the trophy in top tier league of England.
“I wish Claudio the very very best in whatever the future holds for him. Thank You, Claudio, for everything.”
Intriguingly, it was the team goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel who first burst out at the reports that declared the Foxes players responsible for Claudio’s dismissal.
He claims, “There’s absolutely no truth in that whatsoever. We are players, we can only affect on the pitch and we haven’t done that.”
“What I can say is our owners are very hands on. They are in and around the club. They’ve been here all the time, they come to practically every game and they speak to all the players regularly.”
Leicester City are currently running around the bottom of the league table, with 21 points and positioned at eighteenth.