Leicester and England striker Jamie Vardy has surprised everyone with his form this season, it seems 1 Leicester vice-chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha has revealed how he helped turn Jamie Vardy’s career around after the striker experienced growing pains in his early Foxes career.Most football fans are aware of Vardy’s rags to riches story by now, having become the first £1million non-league player when he signed for then-Championship club Leicester from Fleetwood in 2012.But his bosses at the King Power Stadium couldn’t have foreseen how difficult the transition to professional football was for the forward.Before the newly-crowned Premier League champion broke league records and became an England international, Vardy apparently developed a nasty drinking habit while struggling to adapt to life at the top.And Srivaddhanaprabha, the son of owner Vichai, has told of the moment he decided to intervene after Vardy turned up drunk to training.“The day we bought him, he came to me and thanked me for changing his life. He had never had this much money so he was over the moon already. He went straight from the bottom to the Championship, which eventually led him to start drinking booze every single day. We had no idea what to do,” Srivaddhanaprabha told Thai magazine A Day.“I didn’t know about this until someone told me that he came to train while he was still drunk. So I went talk to him myself, I asked ‘do you wish to end your career like this? Do you want to stay here like this? We’ll let your contract run out, then release you. Don’t expect a better career path.”“He said he didn’t know what to do with his life. He’d never earned such a large amount of money. So I asked him ‘what’s your dream? How do you think your life should be? Just think carefully about what would you do for the club.”“After that he simply quit drinking and started working hard in training. His physicality wasn’t as good as it is now. We knew he had explosive acceleration, but we simply had no idea he could be this good.”Just think – if not for the vice-chairman’s timely intervention, Leicester may never have completed the stunning title win which has made us all fall in love with the game again.