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Locke pays price for Raith slip; Ranieri backed

SPFL: Raith Rovers have sacked manager Gary Locke and his assistant Darren Jackson following the Kirkcaldy club’s 1-0 defeat to Morton.

Former Hearts and Kilmarnock boss Locke was appointed last summer after Ray McKinnon left to take charge of Scottish Championship rivals Dundee United.

Raith, who challenged for promotion last season, are eighth in the table.

English Premiership: Leicester City have given their “unwavering support” to manager Claudio Ranieri despite the reigning Premier League champions being just one point above the relegation zone, reports BBC Sport.

The Foxes have managed just two wins in their last 15 Premier League games.

In a statement, the club said that “the entire club is and will remain united behind its manager.”

Ranieri, who won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Coach and Best FIFA Men’s Coach award, said: “This is not a crisis. When you aren’t winning you lose confidence, it is normal.”

Leicester play Derby County at home in an FA Cup fourth round replay on Wednesday and club chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha will be flying in from Thailand for the game – but also to give a public show of support to Ranieri.

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