The celebrations continue in Leicester after their historic Premier League title success but manager Claudio Ranieri has told his star players to stay at the club where they are considered “kings”.
Despite being courted by bigger clubs, striker Jamie Vardy, play-maker Riyad Mahrez and midfielder N’Golo Kante have all been advised by the Italian tactician to remain at the King Power Stadium. At his first press conference since being crowned champions, Ranieri stated; “If you go away you don’t know what happens, here you are the king. It is important to chose very well for the lads because now for me they are my sons. If they come to me I say this: ‘Be careful’. Leicester in the long-term will be in a very high position. If you go away, what happens? It is much better to stay here one year more and look what happens, then maybe you can go anywhere.”
He continued by explaining that; “The Champions League is another important league to compare yourself to the other champions. You maybe change a team and go in the big teams but maybe you don’t start very well and stay outside the first 11, you slow down.” The Foxes are set to earn around £93 million from winning the league with another £30 million coming from qualification to the group stages of the Champions League.