Claudio Ranieri remained defiant despite a 3-0 loss against Manchester City in the latest league outing.
The defeat has put serious concerns about Leicester City’s ability to survive in the Premier league, let alone finish in the top half of the table. After winning the league title last season in incredible circumstances, Ranieri clearly made finishing in the top half of the season a priority. He was aware that regular contenders like Chelsea and Manchester City were not going to be down for too long. Hence, Leicester needed to sustain a position in the Premier League rather than aim to defend the title. Furthermore, there were the Champions League group stages to look forward to.
The 35 year old left-back Paul Konchesky joined the English League One club Gillingham on July 21 of 2016 and Konchesky has stated that one of his main objectives is to help his recently signed club in snatching a promotion spot to the English League Championship.
Konchesky believes that Gillingham has a realistic chance of being promoted as the veteran left-back said:
English Premier League defending champions Leicester City are set to play host to FC Copenhagen on Tuesday in a UEFA Champions League clash.
The King Power Stadium will be lit with stars from both European sides. The game is expected to be a competitive tie, with the hosts having won the first two Group G games. Leicester City would also accord the Champions League game a priority according to the coach Claudio Ranieri.
Former Leicester City player Paul Konchesky has backed Leicester City to improve as the season goes by. He said that it is normal that the team is finding it difficult to perform in the new season as their opponents know how they play but he thinks that the team will improve as the season goes by.
The former Leicester City defender said that Claudio Ranieri is an excellent manager and that he will surely find a way to help the team improve their performance.
Former Leicester City player Paul Konchesky has signed for Gillingham following his release from the Premier League Champions. He said that he is happy to be playing for Gillingham and that he will do everything he can to help the team win promotion.
The player did not play in the Premier League winning side as he spent the season on loan at QPR. He managed to make 34 appearances in the Championship. However, the player has plenty of Premier League experience during his time at Liverpool and Leicester City where he managed 155 games for Leicester City. He has also represented England at several occasions.
Leicester City had surprised many pundits last season when they finished the Premier League as the champion. There were not a lot of people that would have believed that a relegation candidate last season has managed to end up winning the title.
Many theories and explanations have come out on how Claudio Ranieri managed to inspire his side to success. However, no one can deny the performance of Robert Huth at the back for Leicester City.
Claudio Ranieri is set to be rewarded with a new bumper contract for getting Leicester City to the Premier League title in stunning fashion.
Against all the odds, Leicester managed to win the title and this will be a story that could go on for several decades. Ranieri incredibly came to the club only last summer when they had just avoided relegation. Nigel Pearson had managed to get them to safety, but he was sacked due to off the field issues. Leicester were staring at the prospect of yet another relegation when Ranieri came to the club.
Leicester City face a tough fight in order to retain the league title after having just managed to do the unthinkable by winning the Premier league title over the likes of Manchester United, Chelsea, Manchester City, and Arsenal.
The club were never expected to even reach the top of the table, but they have managed to actually win the league title with a 10 point advantage over second placed Arsenal. Claudio Ranieri has been receiving huge plaudits for the work he has done in the span of just 12 months. However, his big achievement will come next season when he tries to defend the title.
English Premier League outfit, Leicester City would be without skipper, Jamie Vardy in the next match against Swansea and might miss more due to his improper conduct following his second-half dismissal in the game against West Ham United.
The match which was played on Sunday 17 April 2016, also saw Leicester City being charged for failing to control their players when an 83rd-minute penalty was awarded to West Ham. The top-placed club on the EPL table have until 6pm on Thursday 21 April 2016 to reply to their charge.
Paul Konchesky will be missing the Queens Park Rangers game against Leeds United because of injury. The player, who is currently on loan from Leicester City, has only recently recovered some kind of form and would have been keen to be a part of the team taking on his former club Leeds United.