Claudio Ranieri takes dreaded vote of confidence in his stride

Leicester City manager finds his reigning champions facing a relegation battle

Claudio Ranieri says he's not concerned about receiving the dreaded "vote of confidence" from Leicester City.

The club's owners today released a statement claiming their "unwavering support" in the manager, despite the champions sitting just one point above the relegation zone.

But Ranieri says he's used to the ups and downs of the game.

"It is normal. In all of football and sport this is the same, it's okay," he said.

''I understand football. You need to speak, you need to write and when there is something good you have to do your job. I have to do my job and the job in football is this. I didn't need to ask because for me it was normal. The statement finishes all the speculation but for me my job is always the same, focus on the next match.

"For me it is important to try the right solution for my players, that's it. I have all the confidence of the club with me."

Leicester's fall from grace has been rapid. Less than a year after they sealed a fairytale first ever Premier League title, the Foxes face a battle to avoid relegation with their poor form leaving them in the midst of a relegation battle.