In what appears to be a bizarre revelation, a source close to the King Power Stadium has revealed Leicester City have been using black magic (charm) for the past three years.
The Foxes are top of the Barclays Premier League table and could win their first league title ever this season with just eight matches left and their meteoric rise has been linked with Buddhism.
It is understood Leicester have been visited regularly by Thai monk Buddhist monk Phra Prommangkalachan over the last three seasons.
He has provided the players with good luck charms and blessed the pitch.
His insights are thought to have helped people end suffering through ignorance and craving which might explain how Leicester City’s underrated side have turned into genuine title contenders this season.
Phra thinks that his trips to Leicester may have had an impact on the club’s fortunes. Leicester went five points clear of Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League on Monday with a 1-0 victory against Newcastle United.
Leicester’s fortunes amplified by Phra has been very conspicuous, Claudio Ranieri’s side have won 12 games by a one-goal margin this season, more than any other side in the Premier League.
Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, Leicester’s owner, is reported to be a devout Buddhist, which explains his decision to bring the monks to the club.
Phra is also confident that the Midlands side will be lifting the Barclays Premier League trophy at the end of the campaign.
“I hang some amulets on their necks and I gave them these fabric talismans,” he said.
“I’m not sure if they understood what I explained to them about it, but they knew that it would bring them luck.
“He brought monks there to pray for auspiciousness and luck in the game, for the management team and the players,’ he added.
“The team will be the number one in the Premier League this year for sure.”