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6 May 2016

Boss hails Foxes' title triumph as renewing optimism for clubs and fans

Mick McCarthy says Leicester’s success in the Premier League should act as an inspiration for every club and every fan. 

Blues travel to Derby for the final game of the Championship campaign on Saturday, while on the same day 30 miles down the road at the King Power stadium, the Foxes, 5000-1 to win the title at the start of the season, will be crowned League champions for the first time in their history.   

Leicester were in the Championship two years ago and the Town boss told the Club website: “It’s fantastic to see what they have achieved this year. 

“It’s wonderful for the game, for the sport in general and for every fan around the world. It has renewed optimism that one day it could be them celebrating and isn’t that great.

“They were up there at Christmas and that wasn’t a fluke and they have been fabulous since. I hoped they would win it and I’m delighted they have done.  

“I think some of the bigger clubs, more established clubs shall I say will hang their heads in shame because with the money they have spent, they should have been better but that is not taking anything away from Leicester because they have been fantastic. 

“I don’t know Claudio Ranieri but he seems such a decent fellow, such a really personable guy. He had a good CV before, he’s got an even better one now.”              

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