I don't really follow football unless it's the World Cup but I can't deny that Leicester City's unstoppable ascent to the top of the league has rather impressed me.
It's not so much the fact that I had hardly heard of Leicester City before they made it to the Premier League a couple of years ago. It is more the fact that the players do not have the 'celebrity' status they have in other teams - at least for now. They just seem to be getting on with their job. And they are doing it rather well at the moment.
I guess the team's success proves that it's not just about how much the players get paid but also by how encouraging, respectful and inspiring a coach can be.
Getting to know each individual and building the team around the characteristics of its players is maybe something managers in the world of business can learn from. Provided each team member shows good will, passion, enthusiasm and ambition.
“They so need to be relaxed and not harassed. They expect calm and respect in the dressing room, so if you want to be a prima donna, they won’t forgive you for it," he said. “I always tell my players to find the fire within themselves. A chance like this will never come round again. Seek that fire, don’t be ashamed of it. And they are not ashamed, if anything they demand to dream.” So can Leicester win the title? “I don’t know, but it’s fantastic that we’ve earned the question. When I arrived the chairman asked me for 24 points by Christmas – we got 37 or 39, I can’t remember how many. And we are still up there now. “In an era when money counts for everything, I think we give hope to everybody.”