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Leicester City’s Premier League title triumph will be hard to repeat because the richest teams almost always succeed, says manager Claudio Ranieri.
Leicester’s squad was assembled for £57m, the cheapest of any currently in the top half of the Premier League.
“Big money makes big teams and usually big teams win. Now we can say only 99% of the time,” said Ranieri.
“Next season will be the same and for the next 10 or 20 years, it will be the same.”
Ranieri suggested that a surprise title winner only comes along roughly once every 20 years, pointing to the examples of Nottingham Forest in 1978 and Blackburn Rovers in 1995.
Forest won the league a year after finishing third in the second tier, while Blackburn, themselves heavily financially backed by Jack Walker, were champions three years after winning promotion to the Premier League.
“How many years after Nottingham Forest and Blackburn have another team won?” said the Italian. “The richest, or the team who can pick up the best players to make a team, will win.”
Source:: BBC UK