Gary Neville predicts where Leicester City will finish in 2016/17

Leicester City's manager Claudio Ranieri (R) gestures

Neville calls for realistic expectations for Leicester City.

England coach Gary Neville Gary Neville

Gary Neville has told SkySports he believes Leicester City should simply be satisfied with a top 10 finish this season.

The Foxes stunned the football world when they overcame odds of 5,000/1 to win the Premier League in 2016/17, but face a tall order to retain their crown.

Neville believes a top six place is out of their grasp, and they should target one of the positions between seventh and 10th as a satisfactory finish.

Leicester City's Danny Drinkwater, Jamie Vardy and Robert Huth with the trophy on the bus during the paradeLeicester City's Danny Drinkwater, Jamie Vardy and Robert Huth with the trophy on the bus during the parade

Speaking to SkySports News HQ's Morning View on Monday at 10am, Neville said: "They'll finish between seventh and 10th.

"If they could finish in the top four it'd be unbelievable achievevment. That isn't being critical it's just the impact of Champions League football. 

"We need to stop judging them off what happened last season and bring it to level playing field of where they should be."

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Leicester lost the Community Shield on Sunday to Manchester United, who are among the teams hoping to take Leicester's crown, but the Foxes will be hopeful of getting off to a positive start.

They face potential strugglers Hull City on the opening weekend, who have been rocked by Steve Bruce's surprise resignation as manager.

Despite fears of a squad break-up, Leicester have held onto their top players this summer with the exception of Ngolo Kante, who they lost to Chelsea, another team hoping to finish above them this coming season.

Leicester City's Jamie Vardy celebrates scoring their first goalLeicester City's Jamie Vardy celebrates scoring their first goal

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