Ranieri, you're not alone: 9 managers who were sacked the season after winning trophies
Jose Mourinho, Roberto Di Matteo (Chelsea)
Chelsea are English football's serial sackers: they’ve gone through 10 managers since Roman Abramovich's takeover in 2003
It feels like a long time ago now, but Jose Mourinho was in similar position at Chelsea last term as Ranieri experienced at the Foxes. The Portuguese was sacked in December 2015 with his side languishing just above the relegation zone, even though it was virtually the same group of players that had finished top of the pile in May.
Having helped the Blues to win the league by eight points, the likes of Eden Hazard, Cesc Fabregas and Diego Costa suddenly stopped playing, while youthful new signings like Kenedy, Baba Rahman and Papy Djilobodji couldn't help arrest the slide. Before you could say 'Manchester United contract', Mourinho was fired by Chelsea for a second time.
The Blues are English football's serial sackers: they’ve gone through 10 managers since Roman Abramovich's takeover in 2003, with Mourinho and Guus Hiddink both afforded two spells on the Stamford Bridge sidelines. Even winning the club's first Champions League doesn't protect you from the sack, as Roberto Di Matteo found out in November 2012 – just six months after that incredible triumph over Bayern Munich in their own back yard.