When Leicester parted company with manager Nigel Pearson in June, the club management appointed Claudio Ranieri as his successor to general bafflement all round. Ranieri, of course, was a man who had been sacked from his last 3 positions - managing the Greek national side, Monaco and Inter Milan - and hadn't managed in the Premier League since losing his job at Chelsea in 2004.
In truth, Leicester City were many pundits favourites for relegation this season, and Ranieri was tipped to be the first Premier League manager likely to get the sack. You could have actually got 5,000-1 for Leicester to win the Premiership before the season started. And, as the Daily Mirror has now reported, one Leicester fan punted £5 at 1,000-1 that the club would be top at Christmas. He is now £5000 better off!
And as for Ranieri ? Well, he is now out at 40-1 to be the next Premier League manager to be fired. Only Arsenal's Arsene Wenger has longer odds, at 50-1.
Leicester are now just 10-1 to win the Premier League, evens to finish in the top 4. And Leicester striker Jamie Vardy is currently favourite to end the season as the Premier League's top goal scorer. What were the odds on all that ?