Leicester “will likely be again” after their relegation from the Premier League, says Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, who revealed he has had “offensive” messages asking him to promote the membership.
His household have owned the Foxes since 2010, with Aiyawatt taking cost in 2018 after the dying of father Vichai.
In that point, they’ve been promoted, received the Premier League and FA Cup.
“Relegation is undeniably a major setback, nevertheless it is not going to outline us,” the chairman mentioned in an announcement.
The Foxes’ relegation again to the Championship, below boss Dean Smith, was confirmed on the ultimate day of the season regardless of a 2-1 win over West Ham.
“At this time we share the loss and the ache of relegation collectively,” Srivaddhanaprabha continued. “However we will likely be again.
“We achieved issues and share experiences collectively that no person will ever overlook. We accomplished an ascent no person thought was attainable – from relegation favourites to Premier League champions and one of many best sporting tales ever informed.”
A number of of Leicester’s key gamers, together with Youri Tielemans, Jonny Evans and Caglar Soyuncu – plus supervisor Smith, who changed the sacked Brendan Rodgers with eight video games left – are out of contract, which means main adjustments are doubtless this summer time.
Srivaddhanaprabha continued: “These milestones [winning the Premier League and FA Cup and having European runs] place our state of affairs right this moment into fairly stark context, however I reference them to focus on the progress we have now made as a membership within the final 13 years, which provides me confidence that we are going to construct once more.
“This previous season has been probably the most troublesome for all of us to endure. Relegation is a consequence of 38 video games and over that interval, we’ve not been ok.
“Over the approaching days and weeks, we have to mirror on the processes and choices which have introduced us thus far. What we be taught from this expertise should convert into motion that makes us stronger and prevents this taking place to us once more sooner or later.
“This accountability that I proceed to reside is among the best tasks in my life and I’ll proceed to place every thing into it.
“I’ve acquired a large variety of messages from our followers – each constructive and unfavourable. Some need me to promote the membership, some utilizing offensive and inconsiderate phrases, and a few have been outright abusive.
“However for each hurtful message I’ve acquired, I’ve additionally acquired messages of assist, of appreciation, of unity – each remotely and from individuals I’ve met anonymously in public, who all the time come to say howdy to me and to my household. It means quite a bit to us.”