Italian FA honours Claudio Ranieri

Italian FA honours Claudio Ranieri

- Claudio Ranieri has been inducted into the Italian football hall of fame

- Ranieri led unfancied Leicester City to the Premier League title last season

- The Italian was named the 2016 coach of the year by FIFA last week

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri inducted into the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) Hall of Fame.

Italian FA honours Claudio Ranieri

Ranieri with the Premier League trophy he won last season

Last year, the 65-year-old led an unfancied and relegation predicted Leicester City to the premier League title.

In doing so he became the third Italian manager to win the Premier League title, joining countrymen Carlo Ancelotti and Roberto Mancini.

He oversaw the most shocking title win in English top-flight history and the FIGC has paid recognition to productive Italians in the sport for the sixth year running.

Earlier this month, the former Juventus, Chelsea and Valencia coach was named FIFA Men's Coach of the Year.

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Ranieri has also backed Antonio Conte to win to win the Premier League title this season.

"As former Chelsea coach and as an Italian supporter, I hope that Conte can achieve the goal," Ranieri said to BBC Sport on Tuesday.

"He has shown that the Italian school of coaches is valid more than ever."

Source: Sports.naij.com

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