Vardy and his Leicester teammates have posted common messages on-line, paying tribute to the man they called “The Boss”, and the previous England man has opened up about how he discovered in regards to the accident.
“I was just on my way home with my wife and kids and I got the news,” he instructed Sky Sports. “Obviously immediately it is shock and you may’t actually consider it is occurred.
“You attempt to get in contact with everybody however nobody was selecting up their telephones in order that’s once I knew one thing was completely different.”
Vardy, whose targets fired Leicester to the Premier League title in 2016, urged his teammates to provide a efficiency to honour Vichai.
“We all spoke about desirous to play, it is what Vichai would’ve wished and that is what we’re going to do,” he stated.
“We want to ensure we go on the market and honour his title and put in a efficiency that can hopefully get the win. I do know individuals are saying the consequence does not matter however for us as gamers we need to get a constructive consequence.
“It’s going to be powerful and really emotional and what the lads wished to do was play this sport and honour the person himself.
“The foremost factor is all of us come collectively even stronger and do Vichai proud.”
Vardy stated the late proprietor was like a member of the prolonged household.
“It did not matter who you had been, he all the time made time for you, and as all the images which have been put out have proven, he was all the time smiling,” he stated.
“Those are the issues you’ll always remember and which can keep engraved in your thoughts.
“From day one, literally from when I first met him, up until now, he’s always been really friendly and always wanting to be involved. He wasn’t just a chairman, he was part of the squad itself and was always here and always giving you encouragement and wanting to be involved with the lads and that’s credit to him.”
After the Cardiff sport, coach Claude Puel will lead a lot of his squad to Thailand for Vichai’s funeral, which begins on Saturday in Bangkok and can final round per week.
Vardy, goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel and captain Wes Morgan, will travel together with Puel and senior employees, with some gamers staying behind resulting from private circumstances.
“It’s been the hardest week of everyone’s lives. It’ll be massively important we attend,” Vardy stated of the funeral plan.
“We are a close-knit group and one big family and one of the main reasons for that is Vichai so it’s massively important.”