Claude Puel: Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha made Leicester City a family – video

Leicester City manager Claude Puel has paid an emotional tribute to the club’s owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha at his first news conference since the Thai businessman died in a helicopter crash.

Vichai, two members of his staff, Nursara Suknamai and Kaveporn Punpare, pilot Eric Swaffer and passenger Izabela Roza Lechowicz died in the incident near the King Power Stadium after Leicester’s last league match against West Ham on Saturday. 

‘This has been without doubt one of the hardest weeks in the history of this football club, the tragic loss of five lives has left us numb and in shock,’ Puel said at pre-match press conference.

Vichai oversaw the incredible fairy-tale 2015-2016 season when Leicester City, managed by Italian Claudio Ranieri, overcame odds of 5,000-1 to shock the footballing world by winning the Premier League title.

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via Football | The Guardian

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