Ranieri in fiery Leicester City warning to club’s title winners

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has fired a warning shot to his club’s players, according to the Daily Express.

After winning the Premier League title last year at a canter, the Foxes have had a relatively slow star to the new campaign and currently sit in 9th.

While the East Midlands outfit were unable to compete with the likes of Manchester City and Manchester United in terms of spending, they still splashed up to £65m in the market.

Having kept the likes of Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez, ‘the Tinkerman’ has declared that NONE of the club’s title winners are safe from the axe.

With further options now available to the 64-year-old, the Italian revealed competition for places is higher now and the performances will have to be of a high level.

”There is not a hierarchy [at Leicester] – it’s not a case that somebody who played last season is assured to play this season,” he said.“I watch every training session and I watch every match and if someone I see is better, then I change.

“Nobody is sure of their shirt. They have to stay at the highest level and, when I see one of them is a bit down, I have a player to replace them.”

Heading into the Champions League for the first time in their history, those at the King Power Stadium broke their transfer record FOUR times over the course of the summer.

The most expensive arrival, Islam Slimani, is understood to have cost around £28m from Sporting Lisbon.