Leicester — Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri has been
rewarded with an extended new contract for leading the club to a stunning
Premier League title last season.
Leicester said Wednesday on its website the 64-year-Italian
signed a deal through June 2020, adding two years to his current contract.
Ranieri was hired last year when Leicester was 5,000-1 to
win the league, and avoiding relegation seemed the priority.
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Instead, Ranieri guided the club to its first top-tier title
by 10 points and a place in the Champions League.
Ranieri says: "From the moment I talked to the owners
about their vision for Leicester City, I knew it was something I wanted to be
part of for a long time."
Leicester is now 33-1 to retain its title and begins
Saturday at newly promoted Hull.For
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