Ranieri insists Leicester City players are behind him

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has reiterated that there is harmony in the dressing room following a turbulent time on the pitch.

The Foxes stunned the football world by becoming Premier League champions last season.

It was the club’s first top-flight title in their history and they won it in fashion with a 10-point margin.

This season, though, they have crumbled having won just five of their 25 league matches, which has left them one point above the relegation zone.

As expected, speculation has swirled over the Italian’s future at the King Power Stadium, but the club moved to quell the rumours by issuing a statement of support.

After collecting the Spirit of Sport award at the Laureus World Sports Awards in Monaco on Tuesday night, Ranieri told Reuters:

“We believe. In this moment we lack confidence but you can get confidence only if you win and play well and we’re not in this case. But my dressing room is very united and I am very confident in all of my players.”

The Foxes may be struggling domestically but they could still remarkably win the Champions League as they remain in the competition, with a last-16 tie against Sevilla awaiting.