Leicester City FC owner Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha says the club “will be back” from Premier League relegation. He also received “offensive” notes urging him to sell the club. Aiyawatt became Foxes owner after his father Vichai died in 2018. They promoted and won the Premier League and FA Cup. The chairman said, “Relegation is undeniably a significant setback, but it will not define us.”
Under Dean Smith, the Foxes were relegated to the Championship despite a 2-1 win over West Ham on the last day. “Today we share the loss and pain of relegation together,” Srivaddhanaprabha added. We’ll return. We achieved greatness and had unforgettable adventures. We won the Premier League after being relegation favorites.
Leicester manager Smith, Youri Tielemans, Jonny Evans, and Caglar Soyuncu are all on their last year of contracts. “These milestones [winning the Premier League, FA Cup, and European runs] place our situation today into quite stark context, but I reference them to highlight the progress we have made as a club in the last 13 years, which gives me confidence that we will build again,” Srivaddhanaprabha said.
Last season was the hardest. We were demoted after 38 poor games. Over the following few days and weeks, we must analyze our past acts and decisions. We must apply the lessons we’ve learnt to become stronger and better prepared for future challenges. One of my most crucial roles, I shall keep giving my all.
I’ve received lots of positive and bad feedback from our fans. Some have insulted me and demanded that I sell the club. “But for every cruel comment I’ve received, I’ve also received messages of love, appreciation, and solidarity—both digitally and in person, from strangers who always come up to me and my family to say hello. We valued this greatly.
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