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BREAKING NEWS: Ranieri has Leicester's 'unwavering support'

Leicester City claim embattled manager Claudio Ranieri retains the full support of the club's owners despite the threat of relegation looming large for the Premier League champions.  

A statement released on Tuesday read: "In light of recent speculation, Leicester City Football Club would like to make absolutely clear its unwavering support for its First Team Manager, Claudio Ranieri.

"While there is a collective appreciation from everyone at the club that recent form needs to improve, the unprecedented success achieved in recent seasons has been based firmly on stability, togetherness and determination to overcome even the greatest of challenges.

"The entire club is and will remain united behind its manager and behind its players, collectively and firmly focused on the challenges ahead."