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Claudio Ranieri appointed as new Leicester manager

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Today Leicester City football club have revealed that Claudio Ranieri has been appointed as the new manager of the foxes after the sacking of Nigel Pearson in late June.

Leicester City released the following statement today ” We’re delighted to introduce Claudio Ranieri as our new first team manager”.

The 63-year-old has managed sides such as: Chelsea, Roma and Internazionale making him the ideal man on paper to carry Leicester towards the European football that the Thai owners have requested.

Ranieri said the following to “I wish to thank the owner, his son and all the executives of the club for the opportunity they are giving me. Now I’ve only one way for returning their trust: squeeze all my energies to getting the best results for the team”.

“I’m so glad to be here in a club with such a great tradition as Leicester City.”

“I have worked at many great clubs, in many great leagues, but since I left Chelsea I have dreamt of another chance to work in the best league in the world again.”

However it should be noted that Ranieri was sacked by Chelsea in 2004 and  he was also dismissed from his latest managerial role with the Greece international team, so the decision to appoint him is also perhaps a gamble.

Never the less Ranieri is a big name in Europe – which should help in attracting the quality players needed in order to achieve a top finish in the future.

In appointing a manger, Leicester’s future now seems to be secure and the squad can now move forward into pre-season and hopefully adapt to Ranieri’s style of play before the season comes.

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About Chris Jones

I'm an 18-year-old who has grown up with sport - particularly football, cricket and rugby - all my life. This and having a father as a journalist has fuelled my ambition to make sports journalism my profession.

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