Claudio Ranieri was sacked by LC in less than a year after Premier League title. Claudio Ranieri has admitted that his dream died when he was sacked by Leicester City. He was appointed as a manager back in July 2015 when he replaced Nigel Pearson.
He recently addressed to media and expressed his sadness, “Yesterday my dream died, after the euphoria of last season and being crowned Premier League champions all I dreamed of was staying with LC, the club I love, for always. Sadly this was not to be. I wish to thank my wife Rosanna and all my family for their never ending support during my time at Leicester.”
He also thanked his agents, Steve Kutner and Franco Granello by saying that, “Bringing me the opportunity to become a champion.”
He added, “My heartfelt thanks to everybody at the club, all the players, the staff, everybody who was there and was part of what we achieved. But mostly to the supporters. You took me into your hearts from day one and loved me. I love you too. No one can ever take away what we together have achieved, and I hope you think about it and smile every day the way I always will. It was a time of wonderfulness and happiness that I will never forget. It’s been a pleasure and an honor to be a champion with all of you.”
He began his career as a manager in 1986 with Vigor Lamezia. From 1986 to 2017, he managed about 15 teams including Atletico Madrid, Chelsea, Juventus, Monaco, Greece, Leciester City. On the July 13th, 2015 Leicester City announced Ranieri as a club’s manager.
On the debut match for the club, his team defeated Sunderland 4-2. His one of the great achievement was the first clean sheet win over Crystal Palace. He was popular among the media due to his unique qualities, tactics and humor.
Ranieri usually employed 4–4–2 formation and is famous for his highly organised playing style. Ranieri has faced a lot of criticism for over rotating his squad and modifying his tactics and formations excessively throughout a season and due to this he was called as “The Tinker-man” in the British media.
Under his coaching, Leicester City won their first title in their history of 132 years. This success was the most unlikely in the history. Due to his remarkable and historical achievement he was named as the PREMIER LEAGUE MANAGER OF THE SEASON 2016 and LMA MANAGER OF THE YEAR. He was also awarded as BEST FIFA MEN’S COACH 2016.