Leicester set to reward key man with astonishing £3m-per-year contract; signing imminent

Leicester City are closing in on an extended deal to tie manager Claudio Ranieri to the club on improved terms.

The Italian manager was questioned when he was appointed at the King Power Stadium as a replacement for Nigel Pearson in the summer of 2015.

However, he not only saved the Foxes—who were widely tipped for relegation—from the drop, but he also guided the East Midlands side to the Premier League title, perhaps the most unlikely footballing miracle in the history of the spot.

As a result of the Foxes’ success, the club’s owners appear set to tie the veteran coach down to an extended deal.

According to the Telegraph, talks are progressing well between manager and club, with the former Chelsea boss set to be offered a three-year extension on a reported £1.5 million per year.

Having achieved the unthinkable with Leicester in the EPL this term, Ranieri will surely relish the prospect of guiding his miracle workers on a campaign in the Champions League next season.

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However, in the intervening months, he surely faces a fight on his hands to keep hold of the Foxes star men, with many bigger sides surely set to be eyeing City’s key men during the summer transfer window.

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