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Mourinho congratulates Leicester and Ranieri

Jose Mourinho has congratulated Leicester City and Claudio Ranieri on their Premier League title win.

Jose Mourinho and Claudio Ranieri during a game this season. Credit: Reuters

"I want to congratulate everyone connected to LCFC; players, staff, owners and fans," Mourinho said in a statement.

The Portuguese manager was sacked by Chelsea in December - just months after leading the west London club to the title.

"I lost my title to Claudio Ranieri and it is with incredible emotion that I live this magic moment in his career."

Norway helicopter crash due to technical error, officials say

A rotor blade from Rotor blade from the helicopter that crashed near the Norwegian city of Bergen last week

A helicopter crash in Norway that killed 13 people, including a British father-of-two was caused by technical error, officials say.

The helicopter was ferrying 11 workers and two crew from a Norwegian oil platform when it came down in the North Sea near the city of Bergen, on Friday.

Iain Stuart, 41, from Laurencekirk in Aberdeenshire, was among the victims.

The crashed helicopter's flight recorders were recovered by the Norwegian Civil Aviation Authority.

Today the country's accident investigation board said: "We are as certain as we can be that a technical error caused the accident.

"We don't think it was due to human misinterpretations."

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Martin O'Neil: Leicester's title victory is a one-off

Martin O'Neil has told ITV News that he believes Leicester City's title victory is a "one-off".

O'Neil hailed the "magnificent" effort of Leicester's "unsung heroes" and their manager Claudio Ranieri for being a "breath of fresh air" throughout the season.

However, O'Neil, who led the club to two League Cup victories during a five-year reign, was quick to play down talk that Leicester could repeat the remarkable feat.

"I think it is a one-off," the current Republic of Ireland boss said.

"I think the chances are it won't happen again - the money in the game now is greater than it's ever been before.

"Having said this, Leicester have given everyone hope and there is romanticism in football after all which is great."

Leicester's fairytale 'started years ago'

The start of Leicester City's Premier League fairytale began "a number of seasons ago", ex-player Steve Guppy believes.

Steve Guppy. Credit: ITV News

Guppy said the work of the recruitment team and former manager Nigel Pearson, who was sacked last summer, helped lay the foundations for Claudio Ranieri to launch this season's successful title bid.

The former winger said his old club's title victory was "especially poignant" as fans can relate to the players.

"They [the players] have created this hardworking culture within the group - it's bitterly deserved."

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