English Premiership

Mourinho backs Leicester boss Ranieri

2017-02-06 16:23
Claudio Ranieri (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho has voiced his support for under-fire Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri, after their sides met on Sunday.

The Red Devils made quick work of the defending Premier League champions, thrashing the Foxes 3-0 at King Power Stadium.

The defeat put Leicester within only one point of the relegation zone, but Mourinho has come to the defence of Ranieri, insisting that the experienced manager will lead his side to safety.

"He is the FIFA coach of the year - that is deserved," Mourinho told Sky Sports.

"His work will be in the history of football for many years.

"People will remember him and Leicester, and that deserves respect. It doesn't matter if this season is difficult for them.

"Champions League is new for them. It is difficult. I am sure they are going to get enough points to get stability."


What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Saturday, 19 August 2017
Swansea City v Manchester United, Liberty Stadium 13:30
Liverpool v Crystal Palace, Anfield 16:00
Leicester City v Brighton & Hove Albion, King Power Stadium 16:00
Southampton v West Ham United, St. Mary's Stadium 16:00
Burnley v West Bromwich Albion, Turf Moor 16:00
AFC Bournemouth v Watford, Vitality Stadium 16:00
Stoke City v Arsenal, Bet365 Stadium 18:30
Sunday, 20 August 2017
Huddersfield Town v Newcastle United, The John Smith's Stadium 14:30
Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea, Wembley Stadium 17:00
Monday, 21 August 2017
Manchester City v Everton, Etihad Stadium 21:00
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

Who will claim the Premier League title at the end of the 2016/17 season?

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The Proteas are currently on tour in England, involved in a four-Test series with their hosts. How will they fare? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.