Leicester City’s players would have already been well rewarded for their stunning Premier League title win last season. But that has not stopped owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha from giving the squad a £100,000 BMW i8 each.
The Foxes upset the odds to win the title by ten points last season . And Srivaddhanaprabha had reportedly vowed to give every player a Mercedes B-Class Electric Drive, which cost in the region of £32,000.
However, the Thai appears to have gone the extra mile and broken the bank by spending nearly £2million on 19 new BMWs. Which are waiting for the Foxes players to pick up outside the King Power Stadium.
Despite the fact there were 23 players used by boss Claudio Ranieri only 19 cars have been purchased. The four players who have missed out on a shiny new motor are reportedly. Joe Dodoo, Andrej Kramaric, Yohan Benalouane and N’Golo Kante, who joined Chelsea earlier this summer.
Metro have approached Leicester for official confirmation.
Leicester face FA Cup winners Manchester United in the Community Shield on Sunday at Wembley.
Leicester City vs Manchester United
Jose Mourinho is an individual who clearly relishes the spotlight and pressure that comes with managing one of the world’s biggest football clubs.
This is a United squad rare in recent times, accustomed to mediocrity . And the stifling tactical approach of Louis van Gaal who delivered the FA Cup for the club in his two seasons in charge . But little else and set the club back years in terms of its reputation for adventurous football.
Mourinho will aim to win his first silverware with United in today’s Community Shield meeting with Leicester . Concedes that it will take time to impose his own philosophy on his squad, eradicating the approach of his predecessor that seemed universally disliked by spectator and player alike.
But above all, as Mourinho has already spoken of winning the league title in his debut season . His new players must discover the same unshakable self-belief, some would say arrogance, demonstrated by their manager.
“It is not new in my career,” said Mourinho. “Everywhere I’ve had to cope with that situation. It doesn’t matter where I am, everyone expects big things. It’s nothing new for me.