Difference is you're not a prominent ex-Leicester footballer. As much as I dislike and disagree with it, the ordinary fan will hold Lineker in higher esteem than you or I, because of that.Spyman wrote: Perhaps he shouldn't, but it doesn't matter either way. He is allowed an opinion, and at the time it was an opinion that many others held. He's allowed to change that opinion as well, just as others are.
I'm pretty sure I thought Ranieri was a poor choice at the time. I was wrong.
Yes he's entitled to a view, but that risked undermining Ranieri before he'd even had a chance. To go from not giving him a chance to crying for him to stay is a hypocritical move in my view. Considering Lineker's prominence, it would have been worth him holding his tongue in the first instance. This is what makes me think Lineker is all about ego and self-publicity.
There were plenty of others who had doubts about Ranieri but held their tongue and gave him a chance.
This to me underlines the weakness in the case for keeping Ranieri - it's based predominantly on emotion and sentiment. I always believe it's dangerous to make a decision based on these factors.Spyman wrote:I now think Ranieri deserved the chance to keep Leicester up over a full season and if he failed to do that, I'd have given him a go at getting them back up.
Ultimately, Leicester's fans and owners probably expected a relegation scrap 18 months ago. Would Ranieri have been sacked had they been in this position 12 months ago? Probably, yes. I just hoped there was still enough sentiment in the game to allow Ranieri a bit more time based on his achievements.
Ranieri was failing as Leicester boss this season and I struggle to see any evidence that he would have turned things around.
In fairness, in this thread you've asked for an explanation from me on a criticism, then ignored it. And you randomly brought up money when I'd made no reference to it. I'll let everyone else decide for themselves which responses are "strange."OHDFC wrote: What a strange reply.
No. As others have said I believe his achievements last season should have bought him at least this season - unless Leicester were completely cut adrift.
On Leicester, what evidence is there this season that he would have kept them up? Particularly as in their first game since his sacking they won 3-1. Of course that doesn't prove it was right or wrong - but it does give a suggestion.