Claudio Ranieri

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ClaudioRanieri

Personal Details

  • Country of Birth
    Italy
  • Status
    Inactive
  • Date of Birth
    20/10/1951
  • Premier League Seasons
    6
  • Premier League Debut Match
    Manchester United (a),
    23 September 2000, Drawn 3 - 3

Manager Bio

Claudio Ranieri is one of eight managers to win the Premier League after guiding Leicester City to a historic maiden top-flight title in the 2015/16 season.

From September 2000 to June 2004, Ranieri managed Chelsea and guided them to the UEFA Champions League semi-finals and an FA Cup Final in his spell at Stamford Bridge.

Prior to becoming head coach at Chelsea, the Italian managed Cagliari to successive promotions, reaching Serie A in 1989/90 before taking charge of Napoli the following season.

Ranieri dropped back to Serie B to take charge of Fiorentina and immediately guided the Viola to top-flight Italian football and the Florence side picked up the Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italia by the time he left in 1997.

The Italian moved to Spain where he won the UEFA Intertoto Cup and Copa del Rey with Valencia in 1998/99, before Ranieri briefly took charge of Atletico Madrid, but he left before the end of the 1999/00 season.

Ranieri would not win another trophy until the UEFA Super Cup in 2004 during his second stint at Valencia, which followed four seasons in the Premier League with Chelsea.

Spells in Italy with Parma, Juventus, Roma and Inter Milan preceded success in France with Monaco.

After winning Ligue 2 as manager of Monaco in 2012/13, Ranieri then guided the club to second in Ligue 1 in the next campaign.

A short spell as Greece's national manager ended in November 2014, but it was not long before the Roma-born coach returned to management when he was announced as Leicester manager ahead of the 2015/16 season.

In his first season as the Foxes' manager, he guided the pre-season relegation candidates to their first Premier League trophy - winning the Manager of the Year accolade.

Ranieri has won the Manager of the Month award five times, including three in his title-winning campaign.

Despite taking Leicester through to the knockout stage of the UEFA Champions League as group winners in their first foray in the competition he parted company with the club in February 2017 after five Premier League victories all season left the Foxes a place and a point above the relegation zone.

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