I am still the right man for Leicester job, declares Ranieri

The Premier League champion slipped to 17th in the table and remains just one point above the bottom three after Sunday's 2-0 defeat at the Liberty Stadium.

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Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri refuses to be bogged down by dismal results.

Claudio Ranieri insists he is still the right man to lead Leicester City despite the damaging defeat to relegation rival Swansea City.

The Premier League champion slipped to 17th in the table and remains just one point above the bottom three after Sunday's 2-0 defeat at the Liberty Stadium.

Ranieri was given a vote of confidence by the Leicester hierarchy this week, but the pressure is growing after a run of five consecutive league defeats.

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Leicester has also become the first defending champion to go six top-flight matches without scoring as it still waits for its first league goal of 2017.

But Ranieri retains confidence in his own ability and thinks he is the right person to get the club out of the slump, insisting the players still back him. "Yes, I think I am still the right man for the job," Ranieri said at his post-match media conference.

"I always question myself but I always say, 'Come on, we can do something good'. I think the strength of the man is to have the right balance. Not to be so high when you win; not to be so down when you lose.

"You can remember what we did last season but you need to stay with your feet on the ground and say we have to react together. I don't think the players have lost belief. When I listen to them speaking, they want to react and do something better. That is important because I am confident when I listen to these words.

"But we have to find a solution soon."

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