Club reveals plans for a statue of Khun Vichai
LEICESTER City have announced plans to place a statue of Khun Vichai outside the King Power Stadium.
Khun Vichai’s son, Aiyawatt, known affectionately to the Leicester City family as Top, last night confirmed the plans to honour the 60-year-old businessman’s memory.
He said: “We will never be able to repay what he did for us – for me as his son, us as his family, everyone connected to Leicester City and beyond – but we are committed to honouring his memory and upholding his legacy.
“Our continued growth as a club, our state-of-the-art new training ground and our planned stadium expansion will help realise his vision for Leicester City.
“I plan to commission a statue of my father, for outside the King Power Stadium, as a permanent and fitting tribute to the man that made it all possible.
“He will forever be in our hearts. He will never be forgotten.”
Top has also written a personal tribute to his father in a souvenir programme for today’s game against Burnley.
In the eight years since the Srivaddhanaprabha family took ownership of Leicester City, Khun Vichai helped transform the club beyond all recognition.
Under his guidance, the Foxes established themselves in English football’s top flight, became Premier League champions in 2016 and reached the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals.