Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri signs new four-year deal

Wednesday August 10th, 2016

Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has signed a new contract extension that will keep him with the Premier League champions until 2020, the team announced on Wednesday.

Ranieri originally signed a three-year deal when he took over Leicester last year.

“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,” Ranieri said on the team’s website. “The energy that exists at this club—from the owners and the staff, to the players and supporters—is something very special. I am very happy and proud that I will be part of it for years to come.”

Leicester City won last season’s Premier League despite 5,000–1 odds, winning the league by 10 points over Arsenal and losing only three times the entire season.

The Foxes will be a top seed in the Champions League draw on Aug. 25. Leicester City, now at 33–1 odds to repeat, starts its Premier League title defense season against Hull City on Saturday.

– Scooby Axson

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