Ranieri agrees new long-term contract at Leicester

Date published: Wednesday 10th August 2016 9:24

Leicester have announced manager Claudio Ranieri has signed a new contract to June 2020.

The Italian led the Foxes to the incredible achievement of winning the Premier League by ten points after replacing Nigel Pearson last summer at the King Power Stadium.

The champions confirmed this morning that they had tied Ranieri down until 2020 with the 64-year-old understood to have been rewarded with a significant pay rise.

Leicester vice-chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha was “delighted” to get Ranieri to put pen to paper and is looking forward to the new season.

“Twelve months ago, we brought to Leicester City a man whose knowledge and experience, we felt, could lead us into the next phase of our long-term plan. What he would go on to help us achieve, in the time we have achieved it, has been beyond anything we could have anticipated,” Srivaddhanaprabha said.

“Claudio’s qualities, both as a man and as a coach, have been very clear since the moment he arrived – qualities that have helped Leicester City to progress on every level.

“We have strong foundations from which to keep moving our club forward and I’m delighted that Claudio will continue to be part of that journey.”

Ranieri follows key players Wes Morgan, Jamie Vardy and Kasper Schmeichel in signing fresh terms at the club.

“From the moment I talked to the owners about their vision for Leicester City, I knew it was something I wanted to be part of for a long time,” Ranieri said.

“The energy that exists at this club – from the owners and the staff, to the players and supporters – is something very special. I am very happy and proud that I will be part of it for years to come.

“Last season, that spirit and our hard work helped us to achieve something magical. If we can continue to work hard, maintain our passion and continue to fight with all our hearts, I am sure we can continue to be successful together.”

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