EXCLUSIVE: Leicester vice chairman claims Foxes WON’T challenge for PL next year

first_imgLeicester City vice chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha has written off the Foxes’ chances of repeating this season’s success, insisting that they will not compete for the Premier League title next season.The Midlands side were crowned top flight champions on Monday, and their fairytale season has captured the hearts and minds of everyone, not just those interested in football.The majority of fans would love to see the Foxes continue to dominate English football, beating out the so-called ‘big clubs’ with their brand of exciting football, and their refusal to spend huge sums of money in the transfer market.However, vice chairman Srivaddhanaprabha told talkSPORT that he cannot imagine the club challenging for silverware again next term, as the Foxes are still in their infancy in the top flight.He said: “We’re not going to fight for the title next season.“Realistically, we are still building the team for the Premier League. This is our second season, and we are still building our team. We need to bring in the right players again, and [have] more squad next season, for sure.”The Thai businessman also discussed the possibility of increasing the capacity of the King Power Stadium, as well as Leicester’s summer transfer plans, claiming he will do all he can to keep the best players at the club despite a wealth of interest in the likes of Riyad Mahrez and N’Golo Kante.“At the end of the day it depends on the player,” he added.“But as the owner, we will try everything we can to hold on to the players for next season.“I think there’s no reason why they have to move. They are going to play in the Champions League with us, and they are going to play in the Premier League – the top league in the world. I don’t have the reasons why they have to leave. They have to prove themselves next season as well, not just for one season.”Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha was speaking exclusively to talkSPORT’s Geoff Peters. You can listen to the full interview above…last_img

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