Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri celebrated winning the Premier League title on Monday night, and the entertaining Italian received widespread plaudits.
It’s no secret that the 64-year-old is a hugely popular figure both in and out of football, as his personality and relationship with the press has seen him produce some memorable quotes and moments.
From his now infamous ‘dilly ding, dilly dong’ phrase to keeping his promise to buying the Leicester players pizza after finally keeping a clean sheet earlier in the season, it has been a memorable journey for the veteran coach and his squad.
The soundbites continued to arrive through the course of the campaign, as he reminded the press that; “We’re in the Champions League man!” as well as mocking the bookmakers who suggested that he would be the first manager to be sacked this season.
While also comparing his Leicester side to Forrest Gump to suggesting Robert de Niro could play Jamie Vardy in his movie, it always took an unexpected turn when it came to the former Chelsea boss.
He has led his team on a stunning Premier League title-winning journey, which was confirmed following Tottenham’s ill-tempered draw with Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Monday night.
Leicester will welcome Everton to the King Power Stadium this weekend where the celebrations will be in full swing, and they deserve to enjoy every minute of it after what has been an incredible adventure to the top of English football.