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Claudio Ranieri calls for stars to stay as Leicester are handed Premiership crown

Leicester 3 - Everton 1

By Samuel Stevens

Published 09/05/2016

Leicester City celebrate their league win.
Leicester City celebrate their league win.
Singer Andrea Bocelli waves to supporters on the pitch along with Claudio Ranieri Manager of Leicester City prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Everton at The King Power Stadium on May 7, 2016 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Leicester City's Italian manager Claudio Ranieri (C) holds up the Premier league trophy after winning the league and the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Everton at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on May 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images
Leicester City's Italian manager Claudio Ranieri (C) holds up the Premier league trophy after winning the league and the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Everton at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on May 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images
Leicester City's Italian manager Claudio Ranieri (C) and Leicester City's English defender Wes Morgan hold up the Premier league trophy after winning the league and the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Everton at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on May 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Claudio Ranieri Manager of Leicester City lifts the Premier League Trophy as players celebrate the season champions after the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Everton at The King Power Stadium on May 7, 2016 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Captain Wes Morgan, owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, his son Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha and players celebrate the season champions with the Premier League Trophy after the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Everton at The King Power Stadium on May 7, 2016 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Captain Wes Morgan of Leicester City lifts the Premier League Trophy as players and staffs celebrate the season champions after the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Everton at The King Power Stadium on May 7, 2016 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Captain Wes Morgan and manager Claudio Ranieri of Leicester City lift the Premier League Trophy as players and staffs celebrate the season champions after the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Everton at The King Power Stadium on May 7, 2016 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Captain Wes Morgan and manager Claudio Ranieri of Leicester City lift the Premier League Trophy after the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Everton at The King Power Stadium on May 7, 2016 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Leicester City fans hold up a foam trophy outside the King Power Stadium in Leicester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 7, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Leicester. Photo credit should read: Simon Cooper/PA Wire.
A Leicester City fan holds a banner that reads 'A trophy earned not bought' outside the King Power Stadium in Leicester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 7, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Leicester. Photo credit should read: Simon Cooper/PA Wire.
The giant mural of Leicester City's Italian manager Claudio Ranieri, created by artist Richard Wilson is pictured in Leicester, central England on May 7, 2016. Leicester City, who were 5,000/1 rank outsiders in pre-season, will receive the Premier League trophy after Saturday's final home game of the season against Everton. / AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY MENTION OF THE ARTIST UPON PUBLICATION - TO ILLUSTRATE THE EVENT AS SPECIFIED IN THE CAPTIONGLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images
Leicester City fans celebrate outside the King Power Stadium in Leicester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 7, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Leicester. Photo credit should read: Simon Cooper/PA Wire.
Leicester City fans celebrate outside the King Power Stadium in Leicester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 7, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Leicester. Photo credit should read: Simon Cooper/PA Wire.
A Leicester City FC fan celebrates a goal during a live screening of the Leicester vs Everton match at King Power headquarters in Bangkok on May 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHALILLIAN SUWANRUMPHA/AFP/Getty Images
Leicester City fans celebrate with an Italy flag outside the King Power Stadium in Leicester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 7, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Leicester. Photo credit should read: Simon Cooper/PA Wire.
Leicester City fans celebrate with an Italian banner outside the King Power Stadium in Leicester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 7, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Leicester. Photo credit should read: Simon Cooper/PA Wire.
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Jamie Vardy (3rd L) of Leicester City celebrates scoring his team's first goal with his team mates during the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Everton at The King Power Stadium on May 7, 2016 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)***BESTPIX***
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 07: A general view during the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Everton at The King Power Stadium on May 7, 2016 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
A Leicester City fan holds up a banner outside the King Power Stadium in Leicester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 7, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Leicester. Photo credit should read: Simon Cooper/PA Wire.
World snooker champion Mark Selby with his trophy and Leicester City mascot Filbert Fox during the Barclays Premier League match at the King Power Stadium, Leicester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 7, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Leicester. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Marc Albrighton of Leicester City reacts after missing a chance during the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Everton at The King Power Stadium on May 7, 2016 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Andy King of Leicester City celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Everton at The King Power Stadium on May 7, 2016 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Leicester City supporters hold banners to honour Shinji Okazaki during the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Everton at The King Power Stadium on May 7, 2016 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Leicester City's Welsh midfielder Andy King (R) celebrates after scoring during the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Everton at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on May 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images
Leicester City's Algerian midfielder Riyad Mahrez (C) holds up the Premier league trophy after winning the league and the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Everton at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on May 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images
Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha (2L) jokes with Leicester City's English defender Wes Morgan (C) as Leicester players celebrate with Leicester City's Thai chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha (C-R) with the Premier league trophy after winning the league and the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Everton at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on May 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images
Leicester City's Italian manager Claudio Ranieri (C) and Leicester City's English defender Wes Morgan hold up the Premier league trophy after winning the league and the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Everton at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on May 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images
A Leicester City FC fan celebrates during a live screening of the Leicester vs Everton match at King Power headquarters in Bangkok on May 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / LILLIAN SUWANRUMPHALILLIAN SUWANRUMPHA/AFP/Getty Images
Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel lifts the trophy as the team celebrate winning the Barclays Premier League, after the match at the King Power Stadium, Leicester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 7, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Leicester. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
Leicester City captain Wes Morgan and manager Claudio Ranieri lift the trophy as the team celebrate winning the Barclays Premier League, after the match at the King Power Stadium, Leicester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 7, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Leicester. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
Leicester City players celebrate winning the Barclays Premier League, after the match at the King Power Stadium, Leicester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 7, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Leicester. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
Leicester City captain Wes Morgan and manager Claudio Ranieri lift the trophy as the team celebrate winning the Barclays Premier League, after the match at the King Power Stadium, Leicester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 7, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Leicester. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
Leicester City's Daniel Drinkwater lifts the trophy as the team celebrate winning the Barclays Premier League, after the match at the King Power Stadium, Leicester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 7, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Leicester. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
Leicester City captain Wes Morgan and manager Claudio Ranieri lift the trophy as the team celebrate winning the Barclays Premier League, after the match at the King Power Stadium, Leicester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 7, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Leicester. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
Leicester City's Italian manager Claudio Ranieri (C) and Leicester City's English defender Wes Morgan hold up the Premier league trophy after winning the league and the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Everton at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on May 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Leicester City players and staffs celebrate the season champions with the Premier League Trophy after the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Everton at The King Power Stadium on May 7, 2016 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Danny Drinkwater of Leicester City lifts the Premier League Trophy as players and staffs celebrate the season champions after the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Everton at The King Power Stadium on May 7, 2016 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Captain Wes Morgan and manager Claudio Ranieri of Leicester City lift the Premier League Trophy after the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Everton at The King Power Stadium on May 7, 2016 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Leicester City players and staffs celebrate the season champions with the Premier League Trophy after the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Everton at The King Power Stadium on May 7, 2016 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Leicester City's Italian manager Claudio Ranieri (L) and Leicester City's English defender Wes Morgan hold up the Premier league trophy after winning the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Everton at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on May 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Jamie Vardy of Leicester City lifts the Premier League Trophy as players and staffs celebrate the season champions after the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Everton at The King Power Stadium on May 7, 2016 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Captain Wes Morgan of Leicester City lifts the Premier League Trophy as players and staffs celebrate the season champions after the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Everton at The King Power Stadium on May 7, 2016 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 07: A Leicester City supporter holds a shirt printed 'Champions 16' during the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Everton at The King Power Stadium on May 7, 2016 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Andy King of Leicester City celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Everton at The King Power Stadium on May 7, 2016 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Leicester City supporters hold banners to honour Shinji Okazaki during the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Everton at The King Power Stadium on May 7, 2016 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Leicester City's English striker Jamie Vardy (R) celebrates with Leicester City's Algerian midfielder Riyad Mahrez (C) after scoring during the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Everton at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on May 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Leicester City supporters cheer during the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Everton at The King Power Stadium on May 7, 2016 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Leicester City's English striker Jamie Vardy (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring during the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Everton at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on May 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images
Leicester City's English striker Jamie Vardy (R) celebrates with Leicester City's Algerian midfielder Riyad Mahrez (L) after scoring during the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Everton at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on May 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images
Leicester City's English striker Jamie Vardy celebrates after scoring during the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Everton at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on May 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images
Leicester City's English striker Jamie Vardy celebrates after scoring during the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Everton at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on May 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images
Leicester City fans in the stands during the Barclays Premier League match at the King Power Stadium, Leicester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 7, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Leicester. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 07: A Leicester City cheerleader is seen prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Everton at The King Power Stadium on May 7, 2016 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Leicester City supporters enjoy the atmosphere prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Everton at The King Power Stadium on May 7, 2016 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Singer Andrea Bocelli performs while Claudio Ranieri Manager of Leicester City stand next to him prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Everton at The King Power Stadium on May 7, 2016 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Singer Andrea Bocelli performs while Claudio Ranieri Manager of Leicester City stand next to him prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Everton at The King Power Stadium on May 7, 2016 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Jamie Vardy of Leicester City celebrates scoring his team's first goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Everton at The King Power Stadium on May 7, 2016 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Singer Andrea Bocelli waves to supporters on the pitch along with Claudio Ranieri Manager of Leicester City prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Everton at The King Power Stadium on May 7, 2016 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Leicester City supporters hold a big Champions banner prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Everton at The King Power Stadium on May 7, 2016 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Leicester City supporters arrive at the stadium ahead of the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Everton at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on May 7, 2016. Leicester City, who were 5,000/1 rank outsiders in pre-season, will receive the Premier League trophy after Saturday's final home game of the season against Everton. / AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images
Leicester City supporters arrive at the stadium ahead of the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Everton at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on May 7, 2016. Leicester City, who were 5,000/1 rank outsiders in pre-season, will receive the Premier League trophy after Saturday's final home game of the season against Everton. / AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Leicester City supporters enjoy the atmosphere prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Everton at The King Power Stadium on May 7, 2016 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
A Leicester fan sits before the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Everton at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on May 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images
A Leicester City supporter, with a dyed moustache arrives at the stadium ahead of the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Everton at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on May 7, 2016. Leicester City, who were 5,000/1 rank outsiders in pre-season, will receive the Premier League trophy after Saturday's final home game of the season against Everton. / AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images
BATH, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Bath supporters celebrate victory during the Aviva Premiership match between Bath and Leicester Tigers at the Recreation Ground on May 7, 2016 in Bath, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 07: David Neilson, actor of the British soap opera Coronation Street, takes part in Alan Birchenall's annual charity run during the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Everton at The King Power Stadium on May 7, 2016 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Leicester fans hold up banners before the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Everton at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on May 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images
Leicester City supporters arrive at the stadium ahead of the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Everton at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on May 7, 2016. Leicester City, who were 5,000/1 rank outsiders in pre-season, will receive the Premier League trophy after Saturday's final home game of the season against Everton. / AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images
A Leicester fan smiles before the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Everton at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on May 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images
Leicester City supporters arrive at the stadium ahead of the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Everton at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on May 7, 2016. Leicester City, who were 5,000/1 rank outsiders in pre-season, will receive the Premier League trophy after Saturday's final home game of the season against Everton. / AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images
Leicester fans wave flags in the team colours before the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Everton at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on May 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images
Leicester fans wave flags in the team colours before the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Everton at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on May 7, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Young Leicester fans pose with a replica Premier League trophy outside the stadium before the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Everton at The King Power Stadium on May 7, 2016 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)
Leicester City supporters arrive at the stadium ahead of the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Everton at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on May 7, 2016. Leicester City, who were 5,000/1 rank outsiders in pre-season, will receive the Premier League trophy after Saturday's final home game of the season against Everton. / AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Leicester fans enjoy the atmosphere in the stadium before the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Everton at The King Power Stadium on May 7, 2016 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Leicester fans enjoy the atmosphere in the stadium before the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Everton at The King Power Stadium on May 7, 2016 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
A Leicester City supporter holds up a banner as he arrives at the stadium ahead of the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Everton at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on May 7, 2016. Leicester City, who were 5,000/1 rank outsiders in pre-season, will receive the Premier League trophy after Saturday's final home game of the season against Everton. / AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images
A Leicester City supporter holds up a banner as he arrives at the stadium ahead of the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Everton at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on May 7, 2016. Leicester City, who were 5,000/1 rank outsiders in pre-season, will receive the Premier League trophy after Saturday's final home game of the season against Everton. / AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Leicester fans hold a poster displaying the image of former Leicester footballer Gary Lineker in his underwear, in relation to the TV presenter's promise to present Match of the Day in his underwear if Leicester won the Premier League title, in the stands before the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Everton at The King Power Stadium on May 7, 2016 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
LEICESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 07: Leicester fans enjoy the atmosphere in the stadium before the Barclays Premier League match between Leicester City and Everton at The King Power Stadium on May 7, 2016 in Leicester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Shaun Botterill/Getty Images)
Everton fan Michael Cullen aka Speedo Mick holds a sign saying 'Get your kit off Gary Lineker, a promise is a promise' before the Barclays Premier League match at the King Power Stadium, Leicester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 7, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Leicester. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
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Everton fan Michael Cullen aka Speedo Mick holds a sign saying 'Get your kit off Gary Lineker, a promise is a promise' before the Barclays Premier League match at the King Power Stadium, Leicester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday May 7, 2016. See PA story SOCCER Leicester. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: EDITORIAL USE ONLY No use with unauthorised audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or "live" services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications.
A Leicester City supporter wearing a fox mask, arrives at the stadium ahead of the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Everton at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on May 7, 2016. Leicester City, who were 5,000/1 rank outsiders in pre-season, will receive the Premier League trophy after Saturday's final home game of the season against Everton. / AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images
A Leicester City supporter shows off his Premier League winners badge on his Leicester City shirt as he arrives at the stadium ahead of the English Premier League football match between Leicester City and Everton at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on May 7, 2016. Leicester City, who were 5,000/1 rank outsiders in pre-season, will receive the Premier League trophy after Saturday's final home game of the season against Everton. / AFP PHOTO / GLYN KIRK / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or 'live' services. Online in-match use limited to 75 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. / GLYN KIRK/AFP/Getty Images
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Claudio Ranieri has reiterated his plea with Riyad Mahrez and N'Golo Kante to stay with Leicester City as the champions were presented with the Premier League trophy on Saturday evening.

Jamie Vardy, who signed a lucrative new contract with the Foxes in February, scored a brace on his return from suspension which bookended a neat Andy King strike as the Foxes swept Everton aside at a raucous King Power Stadium.

Mahrez, the PFA Player of the Year, and Kante, who signed from Caen for £5.6m last summer, are considered most likely to attract attention among Ranieri's squad with Paris Saint-Germain and Arsenal linked with moves for both last week.

"If they are intelligent, they stay with us another year," the Italian said, before Kasper Schmeichel and Christian Fuchs stormed the media suite in Leicester, dousing their manager in champagne. "They know the Champions League is very difficult.

"Then after this next experience they can go.

"If they ask me something, I say 'stay with me'.

"But if somebody comes to me and says 'I'd like to go' then go because I want only happy players with me."

The 64-year-old insisted he would enjoy only a modest celebration with family and friends after ending a 28-year hunt for major silverware.

Ranieri has previously stated that Leicester, champions for the first time in their 132-year existence, will only aspire towards a top-half finish next season, heaping the pressure back onto the traditional elite of the English game.

Quizzed on his side's chances of defending their title, however, the Roman was bullish, backing his Premier League conquerors to continue their excellent form into the new campaign.

"I don't know next season what happens because this has been a magic season, but you imagine if Leicester start well again… what happens? I don't know.

"Now, let me think only of this last match [against Chelsea], let me go to the sea, recharge my batteries and we restart next season with the same ambition, with the same humility, with the same feeling."

Meanwhile, Roberto Martinez, the beleaguered Everton manager, raged at his side's struggles in handling the carnival atmosphere in the East Midlands.

In sharp contrast with Ranieri, the Spaniard is expected to be relieved of his duties in the summer after a year of stagnation dampened pre-season aspirations of qualifying for European football.

Kevin Mirallas's 88th-minute finish proved only a consolation on another torrid afternoon for Martinez's side.

LEICESTER: Schmeichel, Simpson, Wasilewski, Morgan, Fuchs, Mahrez (Gray 90), Kante, King, Albrighton (Schlupp 67), Okazaki (Ulloa 62),Vardy.

Subs Not Used: Amartey, Chilwell, Schwarzer, Inler.

Goals: Vardy 5, King 33, Vardy 65 pen.

EVERTON: Robles, Oviedo, Stones, Pennington, Baines, Lennon, Barkley (Osman81), McCarthy, Cleverley (Gibson 63), Niasse (Mirallas 63), Lukaku.

Subs Not Used: Besic, Howard, Connolly, Dowell.

Booked: Pennington, Cleverley, Gibson.

Goals: Mirallas 88.

Attendance: 32,140

Referee: Andre Marriner (West Midlands).

Belfast Telegraph

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