Enzo Maresca's 11 month wait is finally over as Leicester City provide explanation

Enzo Maresca celebrates Leicester City's title win with chairman Aiyawatt 'Top' Srivaddhanaprabha
Enzo Maresca celebrates Leicester City's title win with chairman Aiyawatt 'Top' Srivaddhanaprabha -Credit:Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Leicester City’s title win finally gives Enzo Maresca a good explanation for missing his son’s birthday party last summer.

Maresca revealed after Monday night’s title triumph that he had skipped his son’s birthday celebration last June in order to attend his first meeting with City, which came 12 days before he was appointed. Now, nearly 11 months on, he feels it’s justified.

The year of hard work paid off with an almighty party on Monday night as City beat Preston 3-0 to seal the Championship title. It sparked wild celebrations with the 5,700 fans who had travelled to Deepdale.

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“Football is about this,” Maresca said. “When you achieve something important, you have to enjoy it. The good feeling for us, for me, for the players, for the club, is when you can see you’ve made many people happy. It’s all about this.

“We work every day for this target since I joined the club. The first time I met the club was June 4 last summer. That is my son’s birthday.

“I missed part of my son’s party, so I needed a reason to explain to my son why I missed the party and now I can tell him the reason why was for that. I was looking for a good reason for him!”

City chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, the man who helped appoint Maresca to the hotseat, has been a part of the club’s celebrations, arriving at Seagrave on Saturday morning to congratulate the squad, and then travelling to Preston for Monday’s game. After he joined the team on the pitch, he was thrown up into the air by the players.

Maresca added: “The chairman (and his family) completely deserves it because they are fantastic people, fantastic human beings. You can be a chairman, you can be a manager, you can be a journalist, at the end, when you are good people, it’s much better.”

City still have time for one more party this weekend when they lift the Championship trophy in front of a packed house at the King Power Stadium. City will hope to get the victory over Blackburn first in order to reach the 100-point milestone.

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