LONDON (AFP) - Claudio Ranieri's brutal sacking by Leicester City undermines the profession of coaching throughout the world, according to League Managers Association chief executive Richard Bevan.
Ranieri was dismissed on Thursday with Leicester one point above the English Premier League's relegation zone less than a year after winning the title.
"I have spoken to Claudio last night. Without doubt he is very disappointed, very sad, very respectful of the club as well, " Bevan told Sky Sports News on Friday.
"Certainly the fans throughout Leicester and all over the world I am sure are wondering why that decision was made.
"The out-pouring and communication we have had from managers is one of disbelief.
"Claudio had given Leicester probably the greatest sporting moment.
"In terms of the people I represent, they understand it is a very fragile, very volatile industry and as we have seen with Claudio it is brutal at times.
"I think the sacking of Claudio undermines the profession of coaching throughout the world as well."