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Who will fill the void left by Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha in Leicester? | Football Nevs



Leicester leaves Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha's post after the victory in the morning 1-0 over Cardiff on Saturday

Leicester leaves Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha's post after the victory in the morning 1-0 over Cardiff on Saturday

Reporter Ski Sports Nevs Rob Dorsett is reflected in the funeral of Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and how Leicester moves from the tragic events of October 27 …

Thousands of flowers, all perfectly white – Jasmine, Lilies, Lotus Flowers, Orchids – setting the bridge at 100m leading to the wind of Vat Debsirin. Developed images that are constantly monitored by the army of helpers. Every crocheted nipple was quickly removed. No flowers were left without drinking water at temperatures above 32 ° C. Collections of fragrant sticks, which are constantly burning, are regularly replaced when consumed. Entering the Temple on which Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha lies, is a sensory experience like the rest.

When in the temple, there is a huge portrait of Khun Vichai surrounded by even more complex and spectacular floral displays, along with ceremonial fans offered by great and good Thai families. The Prime Minister of Thailand visited his funeral, so he has a Thai princess. Ambassador of the United Kingdom … The most sought-after player of Thailand – the list of interlocutors continues. Then there is also a burial mantle – an eight-ounce watch of 8ft, a solid gold, which King Thais received as the ultimate place of tranquility, a humble and quiet man, whose significance for the world has far outstripped her stature.

Jamie Wardy and Andy King of Leicester give respect to the Temple of Thepsirin in Bangkok

Jamie Wardy and Andy King of Leicester give respect to the Temple of Thepsirin in Bangkok

Standing in front of this rich sanctuary, it is impossible to feel the very importance of Khun Vichai, within its home country.

As in Bangkok, so is in Leicester.

No one now has any doubt about Vico's standing in the football club he owned, and how vital he is to his success. Jamie Wardy called him Leester's father – as a whole he called him "Boss".

So what about Lester, after this man passed by?

There is a large gap for filling. This is a question that many Fokes fans asked from the tragic events of October 27th. The fear is that the club can become without hands, without direction in the absence of its patriarch.

But there are more than a few reasons for optimism. The key people running the football club are still in place.

Executive Director Susan Vhelan never searches for attention in the center of attention, but he is determined and smart when it comes to business. Hard to ever interview, but to know King Pover intimate, for years, worked in the upper echelons of business in billions of pounds, before Vichai chose her hand as one of her most valuable managers to manage the new football club in 2010.

Executive Director Susan Vhelan provided stability and support to Leicester staff after the death of Srivaddhanaprabhe

Executive Director Susan Vhelan provided stability and support to Leicester staff after the death of Srivaddhanaprabhe

It was destroyed by accident knowing Vichai longer, and closer, than anyone else in Leicester. But her leadership – within minutes of the fall of the helicopter on that Saturday night – is nothing short of shameful. Her clarity of mind and decision-making when others were in chaos was recognized with all the club's employees. She inspired, controlled and motivated the workforce that remained shocked by the unexpected tragedy. This speaks of its strength of character and is well suited for the stability of the club.

Jon Rudkin, director of football, knows the club better than anyone else. He first started working as a school manager at the academy, and several times he was appointed assistant manager when the main man was fired. He also helped develop Emile Heskei, Jeff Schlupp and Andi King.

Football director John Rudkin was a key advisor to Srivaddhanaprabha, who helped shape the employment strategy

Football director John Rudkin was a key advisor to Srivaddhanaprabha, who helped shape the employment strategy

But since the takeover of Srivaddhanaprabha in 2010, he was almost constantly on Vichai's side. A key advisor and insight into the work of English football, and "Leicester Road". In addition to Vhelan, he can still offer insider knowledge and employment strategy, which is so important for a successful club.

Before the death of Srivaddhanaprabhe, there was a spectacular speculation about the future of Claude Puel's manager. After Vico's passage, you must say that his position is safer than ever.

He was the first Leicester voice to speak after the tragedy, and he did so by peaceful dignity brought by many new lovers, both inside and outside the club. His whispering, attentive style of speech perfectly matches the dark mood.

Leicester manager Claude Puel (center) gave his team the freedom to make decisions about how they marked the death of Srivaddhanaprabha

Leicester manager Claude Puel (center) gave his team the freedom to make decisions about how they marked the death of Srivaddhanaprabha

But more than that, his words were considered, honest and apt. He grew up in the eyes of the boss's bosses and proved himself very capable to lead a team of players at the time when they really needed someone to lead. Puel asked the players what they would like to do last Monday morning when they applied back for their first training session. They chose not to train.

Instead, Puel allowed Kasper Schmeichel to take the lead in group discussions – exchange emotions and the first variation of events on the weekend. Sometimes, the best management knows when to retire, and Puel knew that there were others in his group who knew Vichai for a long time, a better illness and better talk at the time.

Shinji Okazaki and Christian Fuchs were among the players who attended the ceremony

Shinji Okazaki and Christian Fuchs were among the players who attended the ceremony

Puel asked the players if they wanted to attend the funeral ceremony in Bangkok, explaining that this would mean a exhausting schedule, at 25 hours of flight, which would allow only 36 hours in the country. All players said they wanted to go. Puel accepted his desire, even though it was not the best physical preparation for his team, given Saturday's match against Burnley.

He showed great emotional intelligence in allowing his team to make decisions for themselves. They treat them as adults and respect their desires in incredibly difficult times. As a result, his relationship with the players can only be strengthened, as well as his relationship with his bosses.

And Vatican's successor is the man who stands above all others, in importance for the future success of Lester. And he knows that.

The Thai flag wore around Cardiff City Stadium before the start of last Saturday

The Thai flag wore around Cardiff City Stadium before the start of last Saturday

Aiyavatt Srivaddhanaprabha is the key to Vichai's heritage. In four separate occasions I saw "Top", as fans loved him, publicly visited the huge sanctuary at King Pover Stadium, read the messages and filed a complaint of fans. He knew that in this difficult time he could not hide to sustain his private sorrow. He had to be visible – next to the fans.

So he was, twice with his mother, Vita's widow. Again, with Claudio Ranieri, on his first return to the club where he won the title in the Premier League. And once more alone, more private pilgrimages. This man is even smaller compared to his father, but apparently a very strong man. A man who impressed everyone with his calmness and dignity from a personal tragedy that separated his family.

He dropped to the top, gave the first official words from the football club after the collision of the helicopter. In his statement, he spoke well and encouragingly about the new responsibility that pushed his way. The responsibility not only is to keep the football club on the planet, but to be better, stronger, in order for his father to want.

The top gets it. He really understands the club. Although his father who made all the big decisions over the past eight years, Top was much more visible in Leicester, and much more involved in the daily running of the club. He makes interviews – occasionally – that his father is never. Explaining his vision, the vision of Srivaddhanaprabha, what the club wants to be.

Aiiavatt and Aimon, son and wife of the owner of Leicester Citi Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, pay respect and placed a floral gift outside the Royal Club Pover Stadium

Aiiavatt and Aimon, son and wife of the owner of Leicester Citi Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, pay respect and placed a floral gift outside the Royal Club Pover Stadium

He, of course, takes over the role of Vichai's 2.6 billion pound business empire – King Pover, a huge merchant in Thailand and the East as a whole. There must be concern that, at least in the short term, he might be distracted with all that he has to learn and work in a family business, eating at some point when he focuses on football.

However, any distraction from Leicester will not last long. For all his business interests, Leicester was Vichai's baby. He clearly told Aiiavatt that this is a key priority – something that needs to be nurtured, advocated and invested. Aiwatt told Lester fans that he wanted the club to thrive and move forward, in honor of his father.

Every other promise that the families of Srivaddhanaprabha received in Leicester, they retained. It would be wrong to doubt Aiavat's desire and determination.


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