Monday 11 December 2017

Ranieri sausage set to keep sizzling despite Italian's Leicester exit

The Ranieri sausage remains on sale in Leicester despite Claudio Ranieri's sacking on Thursday.
The Ranieri sausage remains on sale in Leicester despite Claudio Ranieri's sacking on Thursday.

Sacking Claudio Ranieri was the wurst case scenario for Leicester.

The Italian left the Foxes on Thursday having been immortalised by a sausage last season following his stunning 5,000-1 Premier League win.

And despite Ranieri's exit from the King Power Stadium on Thursday the banger remains on sale at W Archer & Son in the Clarendon Park area of the city.

When presented with the meat last season Ranieri declared he was "the sausage man" and Sean Jeynes, manager director at the butchers, will keep producing it after his dismissal.

"The legend will live on in our eyes," said Jeynes, who is also a Leicester fan. " It won a Great Taste Award, we got one star, and it got rave reviews from the judges.

"We think it's a stunning sausage and that's why we'll continue making it. People come in and ask for it and if we haven't got any they're devastated. W ho knows what'll be next?

"A (Roberto) Mancini sausage maybe, I think that'll be a good move and, let's face it, he's Italian so I'm sure we can adapt it somehow.

"We'd have to make it nice and flamboyant. He's a typical Italian and was well liked when he came here for a short while (as a player in 2001).

"They won't go for an English manager, they will go for someone glamorous and someone who is really well known. I don't think they'll have (Nigel) Pearson back - after what happened last time. That would be an ostrich sausage and ostrich sausages are never the best."

But Jeynes believes, despise his homage to Ranieri, the 65-year-old had to go.

"It's sad but at the end it's a result business and results have been poor," he added. "They needed a change, not saying he did anything particularly wrong, but sometimes a change can spark them into life. I'm sad to see him go."

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