Leicester City news: Claudio Ranieri signs new four-year contract with Premier League champions

Leicester have announced that manager Claudio Ranieri has agreed a new four-year contract with the club after leading them to last season’s Premier League title.

A club statement read: “Leicester City Football Club is delighted to announce that its First Team Manager, Claudio Ranieri, has signed a new contract with the Premier League champions.

“The Italian agrees terms just days before the start of City’s first ever top-flight title defence, having guided the Foxes to the most stunning triumph in Premier League history last season. He has signed a deal until June, 2020.”

Ranieri told the club’s official website: “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. 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.

“Last season, that spirit and our hard work helped us to achieve something magical. If we can continue to work hard, maintain our passion and continue to fight with all our hearts, I am sure we can continue to be successful together.”

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