Claudio Ranieri: Leicester City Manager Signs New Contract
- Claudio Ranieri signs new contract as manager of Leicester City
- Italian extends deal with the Premier League champions to June, 2020
- Ranieri guided City to the Club’s first top-flight title in 2015/16
- Vice Chairman delighted to have Ranieri as part of Club’s long-term vision
Leicester City Football Club is delighted to announce that its First Team Manager, Claudio Ranieri, has signed a new contract with the Premier League champions.
The Italian agrees terms just days before the start of City’s first ever top-flight title defence, having guided the Foxes to the most stunning triumph in Premier League history last season. He has signed a deal until June, 2020.
Leicester City Vice Chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha said: “Twelve months ago, we brought to Leicester City a man whose knowledge and experience, we felt, could lead us into the next phase of our long-term plan. What he would go on to help us achieve, in the time we have achieved it, has been beyond anything we could have anticipated.
“Claudio’s qualities, both as a man and as a coach, have been very clear since the moment he arrived – qualities that have helped Leicester City to progress on every level. We have strong foundations from which to keep moving our Club forward and I’m delighted that Claudio will continue to be part of that journey.”
Claudio Ranieri said: “From the moment I talked to the owners about their vision for Leicester City, I knew it was something I wanted to be part of for a long time. The energy that exists at this Club – from the owners and the staff, to the players and supporters – is something very special. I am very happy and proud that I will be part of it for years to come.
“Last season, that spirit and our hard work helped us to achieve something magical. If we can continue to work hard, maintain our passion and continue to fight with all our hearts, I am sure we can continue to be successful together.”
Appointed First Team Manager in July, 2015, Ranieri’s Leicester took the Premier League by storm last term, defying pre-season odds of 5000/1 to win the first top-flight title in City’s 132-year history and capture the imagination of sports fans all over the world.
Lauded for their high-energy, counter-attacking style and outstanding tactical discipline, the Foxes saw off all comers to win the league by a staggering 10 points, having suffered just three defeats in the entire league campaign.
The Foxes begin the defence of their Premier League title on Saturday with a trip to newly promoted Hull City.
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