He signed a contract with the club until 30 June 2013.  The Nerazzurri managed to win 3–1 in Ranieri's debut against Bologna on 24 September; this was the first competitive win for the team in all tournaments since the beginning of the season, and was followed by a 3–2 Champions League away win at CSKA Moscow.  Leicester's first match without Ranieri was a return-to-form 3–1 win over Liverpool; the supporters showed loyalty to the players, but at the 65th minute torches and banners supporting Ranieri were held aloft, the largest one having a picture of Ranieri with the message "Grazie Claudio" ("Thank you, Claudio"). , On 8 March 2019, Ranieri came back to Roma after eight years.  Ranieri signed names such as Vincenzo Iaquinta from Udinese and Zdeněk Grygera from Ajax. This meant Tottenham Hotspur had to win their next game against Chelsea to stay in the title race. After Ranieri's appointment had been questioned in the media, barely avoiding relegation the previous season, and starting the 2015–16 Premier League campaign as 5,000–1 outsiders to win the title, Leicester City clinched the Premier League title the following day after second-place club Tottenham could only manage a 2–2 draw against Chelsea, despite leading 2–0 at half-time. This investment resulted in the best league placing for the club in 49 years, as they finished runners-up in the Premier League to Arsenal, who had become the first side in over 100 years to go an entire league season unbeaten. If they wanted someone to keep them in the Premier League, then they may have gone for the wrong guy. During his final months at Chelsea, Ranieri also identified Didier Drogba, Petr Čech and Arjen Robben as players Chelsea should sign, all of whom went on to become key players at the club. 1. After an unsuccessful second spell back in Spain with Valencia, he returned to management in Italy in 2007, where he encountered mixed success with spells at Parma, Juventus, Roma and Inter Milan. Premier League Ranieri signs new contract as Leicester manager . The numbers behind Leicester's stunning achievement Leicester City must use their excellent Champions League form as inspiration to climb the Premier League table, says manager Claudio Ranieri.  He was responsible for the development of several youth players at the club, among them Claudio López, Gaizka Mendieta, Miguel Ángel Angulo, and Javier Farinós. Ranieri, however, was criticised both for selling fan favourite Dennis Wise and the fact Chelsea's league performance did not improve much on the previous season.  After his first spell, Ranieri left the club in 1999 a popular man, and has been credited for putting Valencia on the track to subsequent success in the Champions League and La Liga, despite initially sitting in the lower half of the table upon his arrival.  He guided them to fifteenth place at the end of the season.  In his first game back at Roma on 11 March, he led his team to a 2–1 home win over Empoli. On 12 October 2019, Ranieri signed a contract with Sampdoria, which would see him remain as the club's manager until 2021; at the time of his appointment, the team were sitting in last place in Serie A.  Graeme Souness commented that while Ranieri had probably treated the players the same way as last year, the players had "allowed themselves to get into the armchair"; while Ranieri had paid the price for a poor season, the players were to blame. Ranieri returned to England once more in the summer of 2015 as manager of Leicester City. A run of seven consecutive Serie A wins in December 2011 and January 2012, including a 1–0 victory over cross-city rivals Milan, suddenly had them talking of challenging for the title. ", http://www.footballsquads.co.uk/spain/1999-2000/laliga/amadrid.htm, http://www.worldfootball.net/teams/atletico-madrid/2000/2/, http://www.bdfutbol.com/en/t/t1999-007.html, "Claudio Ranieri did well at Chelsea but there is no need to rewrite history", "Ranieri's tinkering backfires as Chelsea bow to Monaco's 10 men", "Ranieri returns to popular acclaim but sidesteps Chelsea's Machiavellian world", "Claudio Ranieri: the anti-Pearson … and the wrong man for Leicester City? "Since I left Chelsea I have dreamt of another chance to work in the best league in the world again," he said.external-link, "I wish to thank the owner, his son and all the executives of the club for the opportunity they are giving me.  In December, Ranieri was named as one of the three finalists for the 2016 Best FIFA Men's Coach; he won the award on 9 January 2017. He went on to win the 2015–16 Premier League, after the club had narrowly avoided relegation the season prior, and was named the 2016 Premier League Manager of the Season, and LMA Manager of the Year. Speculation ended when, after having an emergency board meeting on 18 May 2009, the board dismissed Ranieri after Inter were confirmed Serie A champions. In addition, Ranieri succeeded in getting the best out of players Samuele Dalla Bona and Mario Stanić and nurtured emerging talents in John Terry, Robert Huth and Carlton Cole. After a bright start, in which the Mestalla outfit picked up 14 out of a possible 18 points and beat Porto to lift the UEFA Super Cup, Valencia went into a slump starting in October. Leicester will be the 15th team of Claudio Ranieri's managerial career. 1. Read about our approach to external linking. I am not a magician. … Under his guidance, Roma dramatically improved their performances and thrust themselves into the championship battle, reducing the gap between themselves and leaders Inter to only one point after Ranieri's team defeated Mourinho's Nerazzurri on matchday 31. However, it was at Cagliari that he made his name as a manager. He was dismissed by Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich that May, but a number of players he signed and brought through during his time at Stamford Bridge formed the core of the side that went on to achieve domestic and international success in subsequent seasons. ", He took over as Greece coach after the 2014 World Cup in Brazil but was sacked four months later after.  He was also awarded Grand Officer of the Italian Order of Merit and the Enzo Bearzot Award as best Italian manager of the year.. He took charge there in 1987. ", It came after his son, Leicester trainee James, was involved in a. in the Leicester owners' homeland of Thailand. 20 de outubro de 1951 (69 anos) Local de nasc. On 12 February 2007, one day after the 23rd Serie A matchday, Ranieri was announced as the new Parma manager following the dismissal of Stefano Pioli. Roma then extended its unbeaten run to 23 matches, and also maintained first place in the league table by winning a heated derby against crosstown rivals Lazio, extending the club's unbeaten run to 24 matches. She kills me about it, it is true. In this Monday, May 16, 2016 file photo, Leicester’s manager Claudio Ranieri shows the Premier League Trophy to fans at Victoria Park during the … He began playing football at his neighbourhood church. BBC Sport's Gary Lineker, a former Leicester striker, said of the appointment: external-link"Claudio Ranieri is clearly experienced, but this is an uninspired choice by Leicester. Silva is expected to leave the King Power Stadium this … The club finished sixth once again but did reach the FA Cup Final, losing 2–0 to Arsenal. Ranieri also signed some players who would become highly successful at Mestalla, among them goalkeeper Santiago Cañizares. Former Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri has agreed to take charge of Italian side Sampdoria on a two-year deal, according to Sky Sports Italia. Apart from the unpopularity of his four Italian signings, Ranieri was criticised for not playing Argentine playmaker Pablo Aimar and for persistent changes to formations and tactics, something resembling his Chelsea days. Claudio Ranieri's 4-4-2 tested with Leicester. Claudio Ranieri Grande Ufficiale OMRI is an Italian football manager and former player who is the current head coach of Serie A club Sampdoria. The former City manager is back in the Premier League and back to his wisecracking best. pic.twitter.com/mBkd9BOECI", "Slavisa Jokanovic was Claudio Ranieri's first Chelsea signing ... now he has been replaced by him as Fulham boss", "CLAUDIO RANIERI TAKES CHARGE AT AS ROMA", "Daniele De Rossi bids emotional farewell as Roma defeat Parma", "Claudio Ranieri and Daniele de Rossi bid farewell to Roma", "Calcio, Claudio Ranieri è il nuovo allenatore della Sampdoria", "Ranieri allenatore della Sampdoria. Claudio Ranieri instructs his players during Greece’s defeat by the Faroe Islands, the Italian’s last game in charge of the Euro 2004 winners.  He was the coach from 1997 to 1999 and guided Valencia to a fourth-place finish in La Liga, achieving UEFA Champions League qualification in 1999; he also won the UEFA Intertoto Cup in 1998, and the Copa del Rey in 1999. Prior to that, Ranieri received £3 million in compensation from Valencia for the early termination of his contract. , From 1991, Ranieri managed for two seasons at Napoli, who were facing financial difficulties at the time. Former Chelsea boss Claudio Ranieri has been appointed Leicester City's manager on a three-year contract. On 7 August 2016, Leicester began the 2016–17 season with a 2–1 defeat to Manchester United in the 2016 FA Community Shield. Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri at the Parken stadium, Copenhagen, November 1. I had to rebuild a national team in just 12 days. Leicester City Football Club has tonight (Thursday) parted company with its First Team Manager, Claudio Ranieri.  On 26 March 2012, however, following a 0–2 defeat against Juventus and after a run of just two wins in their last 13 games and eventual elimination by Marseille in the Champions League, Ranieri was dismissed.  His title success led some in the media to dub him "King Claudio". He was dismissed by the club in February 2017 after a run of poor results. 1.  He was dismissed on 25 February 2005 after Valencia were eliminated from the UEFA Cup by Steaua București.  Valencia were sixth in La Liga at the time of Ranieri's dismissal. Leicester played a hotly contested 1–1 draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford on 1 May, earning them a crucial point. Ranieri began his managerial career in the lower leagues in Italy during the late 1980s, and made his name at Cagliari, whom he took from Serie C1 up to Serie A in successive seasons. , In 1997, Ranieri moved to Spain to take over at Valencia.  In Ranieri's four seasons, Chelsea improved their points total season on season. , On 1 September 2009, Ranieri was signed as the new manager of Roma on a two-year contract, succeeding Luciano Spalletti, who had resigned that day after opening the 2009–10 Serie A season with two defeats. Leicester City outcast Adrien Silva is of interest to title-winning boss Claudio Ranieri, according to reports. Ranieri left as manager of Atletico Madrid to join Chelsea in September 2000 and during his four-year spell, the Blues finished runners-up in the Premier League, reached the Champions League semi-final and were FA Cup finalists.  After a first leg 2–1 away loss to Sevilla in the Champions League round of 16, it was reported by the media that senior players had been summoned to meet the Leicester City chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and the outcome of the meeting had sealed Ranieri's fate. , On 23 February 2017, Ranieri was dismissed by Leicester, with the club one point above the relegation zone with 13 matches remaining in the 2016–17 Premier League season. Now I've only one way for returning their trust: squeeze all my energies to getting the best results for the team.". There was a time when I was pumped to give even more.  On 16 May 2007, William Hill suspended betting on him becoming Manchester City manager following a flurry of betting activity. That is 12 days of training. Under Ranieri, Valencia were known for their efficiency and defensive solidity in his tactically rigorous 4–4–2 formation, as well as their use of high pressing to win back possession, and their ability to score from counter-attacks.  Chelsea finished the season on a high, qualifying for the Champions League after beating Liverpool 2–1 on the last day of the season. As head coach of Chelsea from 18 September 2000 to 30 May 2004, Ranieri worked hard to overcome the language barrier. Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri believes his side have finally rediscovered the defensive resilience that helped them to their fairy-tale Premier League title triumph last season. Less than a year after leading Leicester City to the most improbable Premier League title ever, manager Claudio Ranieri has been sensationally fired. Furthermore, Leicester had only won three matches in total, and had only managed to obtain one point away from home.  The next season was less successful, as Fiorentina finished in a disappointing ninth place in the league, although the team managed to reach the semi-finals of the 1996–97 UEFA Cup Winners' Cup, losing out to eventual champions Barcelona.  In spite of Ranieri's previous "Tinkerman" nickname, Leicester consistently played the same line-up under his stewardship, using fewer players than any other team.  He did, however, introduce Gianfranco Zola to the first team to replace the suspended star Diego Maradona, who had recently left the club, as well as Daniel Fonseca, whom he played alongside veteran striker Careca in the team's front line.  Quique Sánchez Flores was announced by Valencia in June 2005 to be Ranieri's long-term successor. "Since I left Chelsea I have dreamt of another chance to work in the best league in the world again,", "If it is the case that you need just a first 11 and three or four more players, then why did Christopher Columbus sail to India to discover America? Mourinho criticised Ranieri for his old-fashioned mentality, and for failing to win an important title as a manager in his career; this led to a temporary feud between the two managers. Pearson senior was involved in several high-profile incidents last term, including. This was followed by a foray into international management with the Greece national team, but he was dismissed less than four months later after a 1–0 home defeat against the Faroe Islands in the UEFA Euro 2016 qualifying.  He subsequently had success in Serie A, winning the Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italiana in 1996, and along with the offensive talents of Gabriel Batistuta, Rui Costa and Francesco Baiano, he helped the club to go on a 15-match unbeaten run during the 1995–96 Serie A season, which saw the team hold second place for several months behind league leaders Milan; Fiorentina lost five of their last nine league games, however, and eventually finished the season in fourth place. But only a little one - I am Scottish. 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He was involved in four successful promotion campaigns (two with Catanzaro and one each with Catania and Palermo).  The Rest of the World team lost 3–2 to an England team comprising former professional players and celebrities. ", "Hello my sharks, welcome to the funeral. , Ranieri joined Fiorentina in 1993, gaining promotion to Serie A after winning the 1993–94 Serie B title in his first season in charge of the Florence-based side. When Chelsea were taken over by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich in 2003, Ranieri was given a large transfer fund but also found his job under threat.  In August 2008, Ranieri engaged in a war of words with new Inter manager José Mourinho, who had replaced him four years earlier at Chelsea. Claudio Ranieri: How the current Leicester City manager dawned the Chelsea era.  However, caretaker manager Craig Shakespeare and players denied that a player revolt had led to Ranieri's dismissal. I wanted to mix things up so I made a one season challenge on FM 2018 with Leicester where the objective was to get them as close to their Premier League winning season. In 2012, he was hired to manage Ligue 1 team Monaco, who had just finished in the middle of Ligue 2, and earned promotion as champions in his first season, then finished as Ligue 1 runners-up in his second season. Claudio Ranieri.  His appointment was initially met with scepticism; Marcus Christenson of The Guardian called it "baffling" given Ranieri's frequent recent dismissals and Greece's loss to the Faroe Islands. , Throughout the season, Ranieri drew praise from the media for his good humour and inspirational leadership at Leicester, and for successfully building a winning mentality and a successful team environment, while also being singled out for his tactical awareness, and for frequently taking the pressure off his players. , Juventus began the season strongly, defeating Spanish champions Real Madrid in both their first-round legs of the Champions League to top their group, although the Turin-based club eventually fell to Ranieri's former team, Chelsea, in the round of 16.  The team's success was described as a "fairytale" and the "most unlikely triumph in the history of team sport". He was replaced by youth system chief Ciro Ferrara.  Despite pressure from the chasing teams, Leicester maintained their lead at the top of the table throughout April and entered May knowing they only needed three points to lift the Premier League trophy.  On 31 May, Parma announced Ranieri would not be the club's manager for the following season. He later went on to manage Napoli, where he led the team to qualify for the UEFA Cup, only to be dismissed the following season.  Nearing the brink of relegation, Ranieri resigned before he could be dismissed by the Atlético president Jesús Gil, who was well known for dismissing coaches.  Speculation was growing that Ranieri would be dismissed soon, reaching its peak during half-time of the Serie A match with Catania, but it died down after a 2–0 away win over Chievo. I must buy you an espresso.  In addition to his tactical acumen, Ranieri has also drawn praise as a manager for his leadership, good humour, and his ability to both motivate and alleviate pressure on his players, thus fostering a winning mentality and a good team spirit; he has frequently used several unorthodox methods throughout his career in order to inspire his squads, with mixed success, while his quips have made him a popular figure with the media. Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri reveals that he will not be replacing Antonio Conte as the head coach of Italy in the summer. Compared to their previous stability under Otto Rehhagel and Santos, Ranieri often changed line-ups and formations, confusing the players; moreover, he did not live in Greece. Days after the takeover, Abramovich was spotted meeting with England national team manager Sven-Göran Eriksson. In 1993, he joined Fiorentina, and immediately led them to Serie A promotion, also winning the Coppa Italia and the Supercoppa Italiana in 1996, before moving to Spain in 1997, to manage Valencia and then Atlético Madrid. Ranieri was born in San Saba, a neighbourhood of Rome near the Circus Maximus, and is a lifelong supporter of A.S. Roma. Date of birth/Age: Oct 20, 1951 (69) Place ... Leicester confirm departure of Ranieri . , On 14 November 2018, Ranieri was appointed as the manager of Fulham, replacing Slaviša Jokanović.  Following Roma's 1–0 defeat in the Coppa Italia final, Inter boss Mourinho publicly mocked Ranieri, as he had reportedly showed his team the film Gladiator before the match, in order to motivate his players. Former Chelsea boss Claudio Ranieri has been appointed Leicester City's manager on a three-year contract.  At Cagliari, his team were known for their fluid tactical system, which enabled the team to change their shape and switch between different formations throughout the course of a single match.  With Leicester, Ranieri reverted to his preferred 4–4–2 formation, which made use of heavy pressing, defensive organisation and fast counter-attacks. Claudio Ranieri defends record after criticism of Leicester appointment Read more While keen to play down title talk, Ranieri knows it is becoming harder for him to … leicestermercury. Less than a month later, he returned as the head coach of Roma for the remainder of the 2018–19 season.  He signed a three-year contract with the club. In May 2016, during his time as manager of Leicester City, he attracted media attention when he stated that he would be travelling to Rome to have lunch with his 96-year-old mother instead of watching the Chelsea–Tottenham Hotspur match; the match ended in a 2–2 draw, a result which ultimately awarded Ranieri his first ever Premier League title. Despite finishing in fourth place in Serie A, and qualifying for the UEFA Cup, he won no silverware during his spell with the club. They won only once in seven matches and were eliminated from the Champions League, partly thanks to a 5–1 defeat to Inter Milan in which midfielder Miguel Ángel Angulo was sent off for spitting. His four seasons there saw Chelsea improve their points total season on season, with them finishing runners-up in 2004 and reaching the UEFA Champions League semi-final the same season. 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