Ranieri confirmed as Leicester boss

Following one of the most drawn out managerial sagas in Leicester City's recent history, fans will be glad to hear that a new man has finally been appointed.

Ambition is everything

The decision to appoint Claudio Ranieiri is certainly an ambitious move from the Srivaddhanaprabha family and they will hope it pays off for them and the club.

Recently, the Thai owners have stated that they would like Leicester to break into the Premier League's top four "within three years" and the appointment of Ranieri certainly matches these ambitious goals.

The dynamic Italian possesses considerable experience of top-level football having enjoyed spells at Chelsea, Juventus, Inter Milan and Monaco. 'The Tinkerman' has also managed to amass a small collection of silverware in numerous countries including the Copa Del Rey, the Coppa Italia and the UEFA Super Cup.

Return to the Premier League

Foxes' fans will be hoping that Ranieri can replicate this success in his tenure at the Midlands club, after he signed a three-year contract. However, consolidation within the Premier League would probably be perceived as a success by fans and maybe the directors at the club.

A statement from vice-chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha on the club's official website described Ranieri as an "outstanding candidate" and "one of the world's elite managers". However, whether the veteran Italian was actually in consideration for the job remains to be seen; only last week did he throw his hat into the ring for the top-job at Leicester.

Also on the Foxes' official website was a statement from Ranieri himself, which said: 

“I'm so glad to be here in a Club with such a great tradition as Leicester City. I have worked at many great clubs, in many top leagues, but since I left Chelsea I have dreamt of another chance to work in the best league in the world again.

“I wish to thank the owner, his son and all the executives of the Club for the opportunity they are giving me. Now I've only one way for returning their trust: squeeze all my energies to getting the best results for the team.”

Ranieri has been out of work since his sacking from the Greece national team in November 2014 but will now meet up with his new club on a pre-season training camp in Austria.

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