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Name Claudio Ranieri
Gender Male
Ethnic Italian
Job Italian Football Coach


Org Italy National Team
Club as Coach xxxx
  Leicester City
  Fiorentina FC
2004 05 31
Chelsea dismissed manager Claudio Ranieri despite the Italian having guided the club to the Champions League semi-finals and second place in the Premiership.

2015 08 20 Retrieve

[Claudio Ranieri on Thierry Henry] Henry is an artist and players like him are the reasons people get involved in football

2015 08 21 Retrieve

[Claudio Ranieri on Thierry Henry] I watched him a long time ago when i was manager of Fiorentina and he was playing for the French Under-21 team, I said to my chairman he is the Muhammad Ali of the football pitch because he has such elegance, such speed. He does everything with such style

2016 03 05 Retrieve

[Claudio Ranieri gives some insight into one of his motivational techniques] I tell them, ‘Dilly ding, dilly dong!’ From the beginning when something was wrong, I said, ‘Hey, dilly ding, dilly dong! Wake up!’ And during all the training sessions sometimes I say, ‘Dilly ding, dilly dong’ and then for Christmas day, I brought all the players and staff, everybody, a little bell just to joke. It was a funny thing

2016 03 26 Retrieve

When I went back to Italy recently, everyone was talking about Leicester. Now all the world knows where the city of Leicester is. I was watching something on CNN and it was asking where Leicester was. Then they showed a little map and pointed it out saying, ‘Here it is’. If CNN are speaking about this football club and in places like Australia and everywhere else it is a talking point then it is fantastic

2016 04 09 Retrieve

[Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri on N’Golo Kante] This player Kante, he was running so hard that I thought he must have a pack full of batteries hidden in his shorts. He never stopped running in training. I had to tell him, ‘Hey, N’Golo, slow down. Slow down. Don’t run after the ball every time, okay?’ He says to me, ‘Yes, boss. Yes. Okay.’ Ten seconds later, I look over and he’s running again. I tell him, ‘One day, I’m going to see you cross the ball, and then finish the cross with a header yourself’. He’s unbelievable, but he is not the only key. There are too many keys to name in this incredible season

2016 04 16 Retrieve

[Claudio Ranieri reveals what he told Foxes forward Jamie Vardy after a goalless first half against Sunderland. Leicester went on to win 2-0] Come on Jamie, we need you! I need you!

2016 08 13 Retrieve

[Claudio Ranieri is unsurprisingly playing down the chances of a repeat fairytale for the English Premier League champions] It’s easier for ET to come to Piccadilly Circus. It is more difficult than last season. It is normal that we can’t win the league. For this reason, I say the bookmakers must do 6,000-1. I am very curious, all the world is curious, what will happen with Leicester. I am very curious to see where we finish

2016 11 05 Retrieve

[Claudio Ranieri praises his goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel] I love my players and it’s difficult for me to say no. I always say yes, yes, yes. My players are the best. Kasper is fantastic, I have coached a lot of big champions in goal, Kasper is one of these. He has had two perfect seasons. Kasper, this is my second year, has always made good performances. I am very calm when Kasper is in goal. He is strong, assured and commands the defensive line. He is a very good goalkeeper

2017 01 14 Retrieve

[The Best FIFA Men’s Coach 2016 Claudio Ranieri speaks about what excited him most about bringing Leicester City an historical Premier League trophy] What pleased me most of all was seeing the fans so happy and reading the letters people sent to us from all over the world. That showed me that it wasn’t just about sport and that we could touch people from other walks of life. People said: ‘If Leicester can win the Premier League, everyone can fight for good things in life, even when the chances of success are slim’

2017 02 11 Retrieve

[Claudio Ranieri speaks about the Foxes’ change of fortunes from being English Premier League champions to being in a relegation fight] Now there are a lot of sharks, and I am on the windsurfer. I accept this. This is our life. Last season was a fairytale, this season is not a fairytale. But it is okay. Now it is important to be positive without bad, bad words

2017 02 25 Retrieve

[Claudio Ranieri releases a statement after being sacked by Leicester City] Yesterday my dream died. After the euphoria of last season and being crowned Premier League champions all I dreamt of was staying with Leicester City, the club I love, for always. Sadly this was not to be

2019 05 13 Retrieve

[I wanted to kill him] Ranieri took Aboubakar Kamara’s penalty miss against Huddersfield well