The football (or soccer) world is still, at the time of writing this, or maybe forever, in shock about Claudio Ranieri's sacking at Leicester City.
The success of Leicester City when they won the Barclays Premiership was huge but that's another blog for another day.
Now football management is brutal, you can be the best thing since Arsenal's 'Invincibles' season and then a bad result or three and people want you to be sacked. Football is results based and with the amount of money involved, owners and directors can't have their team being relegated as financially it can start a dramatic drop, just take a look at how many clubs relegated from the top flight are still suffering.
The players need to take responsibility for how they perform, yes it's the manager/ coach that needs to motivate them but if you've watched how much effort the players are not putting in, considering they are the current champions, the players don't care with their four year contracts earning tens of thousands of pounds! The person in charge is always the one to get the chop even if they have a long term contract.
The sacking led to shock, the general feeling across football felt that what was achieved only 9 months ago was already forgotten, Leicester winning the league, that group of journeymen worked hard and won. Working hard is the message here but it always shows what happens when you aren't consistent with your performance and while getting to the top is one thing, staying there is something else.
The other message from the Ranieri story is just how much the things you achieve can be forgotten in this day and age, an achievement that was spoken about around the world, just forgotten. That saying about, "You're only as good as your last performance" comes to mind but that is the world of football now.
Focus on what you want, work hard, be consistent, and once you reach the top, work twice as hard to stay there!