Leicester’s tales behind their triumph

The Foxes’ unfathomable Premier League title win made headlines across the globe. Players, staff members, broadcasters and fans give us their own tales behind the triumph.

Interviews: James Maw, Andrew Murray, Martin Mazur, Joe Brewin

Featuring…

  • Mark Albrighton (winger)
  • Christian Fuchs (defender)
  • Andy King (midfielder)
  • Leonardo Ulloa (striker)
  • Jason Bourne (BBC Radio Leicester)
  • Dave Bevan (fan and author of The Unbelievables)
  • John Ledwidge (groundsman, King Power Stadium)
  • Brad Varnham (PA announcer, King Power Stadium)

Mark Albrighton: Our only aim for the season was to stay up – that, and to finish higher than we had the year before. The way we had ended the previous season meant that we finished 14th, and it almost looked like we hadn’t even been in a relegation scrap at all. That gave us real confidence going into the 2015/16 campaign.

Christian Fuchs: I joined the club [on June 3, 2015] when Nigel Pearson was still manager. He sold it to me on the way that he wanted the team to play. He told me about ‘the great escape’ the year before, and the plans for the new season. So, of course, it was a bit of a strange start for me. I had signed to play under another manager, and in that situation you never know if you’re going to be in the new guy’s plans.

Christian Fuchs

Fuchs joined Leicester from Schalke in summer 2015

Andy King: We didn’t get told until maybe five minutes before Claudio Ranieri came into the room that he would be our new manager. Then we were working with him straight away – it wasn’t just a case of him coming in a week’s time or something. I was actually a ball boy at Chelsea when he was the manager there [from 2000-04]  – he would never remember me as I was just one of many academy players there at that time – but it’s weird how things came full circle.

We didn’t get told until maybe five minutes before Ranieri came into the room that he would be our new manager

– Andy King

 

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