Always convinced that he was the snake in the grass behind Ranieri's departure, whispering in the player's ears, being their chum, promising them he would change their training regime.
Strangely this passed me by until this morning - you would think it would get a higher profile wouldn't you? But no, it would not fit the narrative that the wonderful club that had the fairytale success could sack their second manager so quickly and behave in this manner. Whenever a City manager exited the door it was a massive deal.
If you live by the sword you had better be prepared to die by it as well.