London: Jamie Vardy has joined Kasper Schmeichel in denying any involvement in Claudio Ranieri's sacking as Leicester boss. The Italian left the club on Thursday only nine months after guiding the Foxes to a Premier League triumph. Vardy was one of the rough diamonds Ranieri polished, with the striker's form for Leicester earning him a place in the England team.
Writing on Instagram, Vardy said: "I must have written and deleted my words to this post a stupid amount of times! I owed (it to) Claudio to find the right and appropriate words! Claudio will have my complete respect! What we achieved together was the impossible! He believed in me when many didn't and for that I owe him my eternal gratitude. There is speculation I was involved in his dismissal and this (is) completely untrue, unfounded and is extremely hurtful."
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