English Premiership

Claudio Ranieri's 5 best quotes

2016-05-03 11:30
Claudio Ranieri (Getty Images)

Leicester - Leicester City's Premier League triumph on Monday saw manager Claudio Ranieri claim the first top-flight title of his 30-year managerial career.

Here, AFP Sport lists the 64-year-old Italian's most memorable soundbites from the season:

"I told my players: 'When you go on the pitch and you hear the song 'Fire' from Kasabian, that means they want warriors.' I want to see them as warriors for the fans."

- Ranieri reveals that the inspiration for the 4-2 win over Sunderland on the opening day was a song by local rock band Kasabian

"From the beginning, when something was wrong I've been saying: 'Dilly-ding, dilly-dong, wake up, wake up!' So on Christmas Day I bought for all the players and all the staff a little bell. It was just a joke."

- On an unusual Christmas present for his players and staff

"This is not a footballer. This is a fantastic horse."

- On 22-goal top scorer Jamie Vardy

"I am the Sausageman."

- Ranieri, dubbed 'The Tinkerman' during his time as Chelsea manager, reacts to the news that a local butcher has created a sausage in his honour

"I always tell my players to find the fire within themselves. A chance like this will never come around again. Seek that fire -- don't be ashamed of it."

- Urging his players to believe in their title chances

 

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