“This is something in special circumstances and that is why I say ‘now or never more’, because next season will be different. The big teams will be stronger and better but of course we are doing something special this season.”
Doing it for the fans
As well as England, Ranieri has previously managed in Italy, Spain and France but has never won a domestic top-flight title.
However, the 64-year-old says he is not concerned with what a title win will mean for him personally.
“I am glad when I see the people happy,” he said. “Football is a show. I believe if we win a match people go back home happy to their family. They go back to work happy – that is good for me.
“From the beginning, the fans came with me with their heart and started to sing some songs with me from the beginning. That was good.
“I know there were some people said ‘why Ranieri?’ but the fans were always behind me. They were happy.”
‘We can cope without Vardy’
Leicester will be without 22-goal striker Jamie Vardy for their game against Swansea on Sunday as he serves a one-match suspension after accepting a Football Association charge of improper conduct.
The 29-year-old had confronted referee Jon Moss after being sent off in Sunday’s 2-2 draw with West Ham.
Ranieri added: “Without him I don’t have another Vardy, but without him I believe we can do something special.”