In light of Leicester City‘s Premier League title triumph on Monday evening, former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has shared some words of congratulations for the Foxes and his ‘friend’ Claudio Ranieri.
Chelsea fell 2-0 down to Tottenham Hotspur following a miserable first half, as goals from Harry Kane and Son Heung-min fired Mauricio Pochettino’s title-chasing Spurs into the lead.
However, the Lilywhites capitulated during the second half, and as their lack of discipline got the better of them, Chelsea fought back.
They halved the deficit through Gary Cahill, before a sublime late Eden Hazard effort ensured the points were shared and ended Spurs’ title tilt.
As Leicester were confirmed champions, so one of Ancelotti’s predecessors and compatriots—Ranieri—claimed his first-ever major career honour.
“Congratulations to both Leicester,” wrote the incoming Bayern Munich coach on his @mrancelotti Instagram handle, “and my friend Claudio Ranieri for their historic Premier League victory [sic].”
The title victory, arguably the most amazing in the history of the sport, is the first in Leicester’s 132-year history, and the Foxes will proudly bear the title of England’s champions as they embark on their maiden Champions League campaign next season.
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Ancelotti, who spent two years at Stamford Bridge, won the EPL crown in 2010, the FA Cup in the same year and the Charity Shield the year earlier.