Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri returned to Stamford Bridge on Sunday and was given a guard of honour by the Chelsea players.
The Foxes sealed the Premier League title earlier this month to secure what is undoubtedly one of the biggest sporting upsets of all time.
The Italian tactician, who was in charge at Chelsea between 2000 and 2004, has inspired his men to a stunning season which saw them lift the Premier League trophy last weekend following their win over Everton at the King Power Stadium.
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However, as they now prepare to sign off a memorable campaign and prepare for an even bigger test next year, Ranieri and his players were treated to a wonderful gesture from the former champions with the home faithful also showing their appreciation for their former boss.
After years of falling short of ending his wait for a major league title, Ranieri has finally achieved his ambition with the unlikeliest of teams given the fact that he has previously managed the likes of Roma, Inter and Monaco.
Few will begrudge him his opportunity to celebrate and enjoy his time at the top, but he will soon be switching his focus to preparing his squad for next season as they are all set to feature in the Champions League as well as looking to defend their Premier League crown.