Leicester City plan life post-Mancini

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Leicester City, after sacking Claudio Ranieri, have approached Roberto Mancini for the job. Former Manchester City boss Roberto Mancini has emerged as the bookies’ favourite to succeed the outgoing Ranieri- who won Leicester their historic maiden league championship in May. Mancini won the Premier League with Manchester City in 2011-12 and was replaced by Manuel Pellegrini the following season. According to Sky Sports, Leicester owners are wasting no time and have approached Mancini for the role of manager at the club. Mancini (52) has been out of work since last…

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Exciting times lie ahead for Leicester City

The desire to keep improving is one which permeates any great team, as rather than be content with past accomplishments, they strive to build upon those and secure further success. Ranieri readying Leicester for the new season At present that is the aim of Leicester City, who are currently preparing to defend their Premier League title, which they won last season to create the biggest surprise in the history of England’s top flight. That achievement was masterminded by manager Claudio Ranieri, who is working meticulously to try to ensure a…

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Ranieri pragmatic on Leicester’s prospects of defending title

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After losing just three times during the entire 2015-2016 Premier League campaign, the Foxes won the championship by 10 points from runners-up Arsenal. As a result of masterminding that achievement, Ranieri was named both the League Managers’ Association and Premier League, manager of the year. Ranieri’s estimation of Leicester’s expectations Testament to Ranieri’s graciousness and humility, is that despite receiving those awards and leading Leicester to the title, the 64-year-old Italian’s ambition for the season ahead is to ensure his team retain their Premier League status for a third successive…

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Premier League Season Review – Leicester City

Leicester City: 1st (champions) FA Cup: Round Three Capital One Cup: Round Four Leicester City are without doubt the architects of the greatest triumph in recent sporting history; a case of David overcoming a whole army of Goliaths; a team largely made up of bargain buys and players who failed to make the grade at some of those supposedly elite clubs winning the Premier League title at the end of a season which they began among the favourites for relegation. The word ‘fairytale’ is used much too often in football,…

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Chelsea vs Leicester – Premier League preview and team news

Guus Hiddink will say goodbye to Chelsea for the second time on Sunday as their dismal season finally comes to an end, but it is his opposite number Claudio Ranieri who will receive much of the adulation as he brings his title-winning Leicester City side to Stamford Bridge. After dominating their rivals last season, the defence of their crown has been an unmitigated disaster for Chelsea, who threatened to descend into crisis before Hiddink arrived and lifted them to a mid-table position without ever really getting the best out of…

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Leicester vs Everton – Premier League preview and team news

There have been few greater stories in the history of English football than Leicester City winning the Premier League title, and their final home game of the season against Everton will be a chance for celebration as the supporters gather to provide their acclaim. While many have felt for several weeks that the Foxes were destined for the top-flight crown, but only when it was confirmed thanks to Tottenham’s draw at Chelsea on Monday evening did the enormity of their achievement really sink in. It is up there with the…

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Man Utd vs Leicester – Premier League preview and team news

In a season where they have never failed to stop defying the odds and just over a year after propping up the table, Leicester City have the chance to make history as a win away to Manchester United on Sunday would see them win the English league title for the first time ever. There is of course plenty riding on this game for the hosts as they still have major aspirations of finishing in the top four and joining their opponents in next season’s Champions League. Hopes have increased as…

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Top five Premier League managers who’ve won the most Manager of the Month awards

Claudio Ranieri recently won his fourth Manager of the Month award, his second of the current season in which he has guided Leicester City to an improbable Premier League title challenge. The Italian has now won as many awards as Carlo Ancelotti, Roy Hodgson, Joe Kinnear, Manuel Pellegrini, and Gordon Strachan, according to The Sun. Ranieri has even won more awards than the likes of Jose Mourinho, Alan Pardew, Mauricio Pochettino, and Brendan Rodgers. Still, Ranieri isn’t featured in the top five, but which managers are? Let’s find out! 5. Sam Allardyce –…

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Claudio Ranieri has no problem benching Leicester star amid transfer speculation

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Claudio Ranieri will have no problem benching Riyad Mahrez if the Leicester City star begins to get carried away by transfer speculation, according to The Daily Mail. The Foxes are enjoying an historical season, leading the Premier League after 26 matches, gaining 53 points and scoring 48 goals in the process. While Jamie Vardy has been Leicester’s topscorer with 19 goals, Mahrez has been the team’s best playmaker and catalyst, scoring 14 goals but also providing 10 assists so far. Not surprisingly, the 25-year-old has courted interest from several European top clubs,…

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Five key moments in Leicester City’s amazing story

Leicester City is dreaming about a first Premier League title. The Foxes’ success has been build on an amazing story and no one would have believed they would lead the likes of Manchester City, Tottenham, Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool at this point in the season. Therefore, we recount five key moments in Leicester’s amazing story, going from England’s third-tier to title contenders in a span of seven years. 1. Getting Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez Leicester won The Championship in 2014, promoting to the Premier League for the first time…

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Leicester vs Liverpool – Premier League preview and team news

Leaders Leicester City will be hoping to maintain their three point advantage over the chasing pack when they take on Capital One Cup finalists Liverpool, one of just two sides to beat them in the league this season. Although he continues to play their chances down, Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri is clearly sensing a chance that he could achieve the unfathomable and guide the club to the title, a fact made plain by his decision to rest most of his key players for both of the recent FA Cup meetings with…

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Claudio Ranieri reveals special way to motivate Leicester players

It’s fun being a Leicester player this season, but that might not last for a long time as boss Claudio Ranieri has revealed a special way to steer his squad to the Premier League title. The Foxes have been contending for the top spot in the table for an entire season. They even led the Premier League on five different occasions, with only Manchester City beating them in this regard. For now, Leicester are sharing first place with Arsenal, gaining 44 points after 22 matches, losing just twice so far…

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Claudio Ranieri almost signed…Mauricio Pochettino!

Today, Claudio Ranieri and Mauricio Pochettino are battling it out at the top of the Premier League as coaches. But 16 years ago, the Leicester boss almost signed the Tottenham boss, according to Sky Sports. On Wednesday, The Foxes take on The Spurs for just the second time in four days at White Hart Line. They drew 2-2 in the FA Cup on Sunday, with a late and controversial penalty goal by Harry Kane. It will be a new battle between the experienced Ranieri and the rising Pochettino. The Argentinian…

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Leicester vs Bournemouth – Premier League preview and team news

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Kept off the top of the Premier League only by goal difference at the halfway mark, Leicester will be after their first win in three matches as they host a Bournemouth side looking to extend the gap between themselves and the bottom three. After seeing their terrific run come to an end on Boxing Day with defeat at Liverpool, Claudio Ranieri’s team did well to earn a point at home to Manchester City three days later, especially as had they lost it may have allowed a few doubts to creep…

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Chelsea gossip: Juve eye triple swoop for £60m Pogba deal and Mourinho branded ‘a nice boy’

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Saturday’s biggest Chelsea news and transfer rumour roundup. Chelsea have agreed a £69m deal to sign 22-year-old Juventus and France midfielder Paul Pogba, while attacking midfielders Oscar, 23, Willian, 27, and Juan Cuadrado, 27, could go the other way, according to The Sun. Juve have displayed an interest in all three players already this summer and could use this as an excuse to bring one or more of them on board. The Blues are ready to spend a combined £100m on former Manchester United youngster Pogba and Everton defender John…

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Premier League preview: Leicester vs Tottenham – Ranieri looking to maintain 100% start

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No side in the Premier League has more momentum than Leicester City, and they can make it three wins out of three when they host a Tottenham side that is still waiting their first triumph of the season. A considerable number of people expected the East Midlands club to be knocked off their stride somewhat following a turbulent summer which saw an abrupt change of manager, but so far the appointment of Claudio Ranieri has certainly had the desired effect. Supporters have been treated to more enterprising football from a…

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Leicester unveil former Chelsea boss as their new manager, as Peter Schmeichel SNUBBED

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Leicester City have announced that former Chelsea boss Claudio Ranieri is the man they have chosen to replace Nigel Pearson as manager. READ MORE: Liverpool planning shock offer for £46m rated playmaker Manchester United make £100m bid for Real Madrid star, but hopes of signing Sergio Ramos scuppered Manchester United confirm signings of Morgan Schneiderlin and Bastian Schweinsteiger According to the club’s official website, the Italian has signed a three-year deal at the King Power Stadium. He explained that he feels he has unfinished business in the Premier League, having been…

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