Ranieri ‘love’ for Italia job on hold as Foxes target Europe
MILAN – Claudio Ranieri admits he would like to coach Italia eventually but has committed his immediate future to some Leicester City side that, he believes, could spring a couple of surprises in next season’s Champions League.
Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri (left) lifts the British Premier League trophy on May 7, 2016
“I’d never rule it. I’d like it. And Leicester’s blue shirts happen to be quite much like individuals of Italia,” Ranieri stated inside a Gazzetta dello Sport interview Tuesday.
As Leicester’s fans continue to absorb the club’s incredible title-winning task, Ranieri’s achievement makes the 64-year-old the toast of his native Italia.
On Monday, he was awarded the “Bearzot Prize” for sporting excellence in Rome.
It arrived the existence of Italian football federation president Carlo Tavecchio, who stated he really wants to see Ranieri steering Italia to some fifth World Cup crown.
Following the experience as coach of A holiday in greece, who sacked him after defeat towards the Faroe Islands ended their about qualifying for Euro 2016, Ranieri accepted: “I had been curious to be aware what it might be prefer to coach a nationwide team, but my knowledge about A holiday in greece was enough. Clearly, being coach of Italia could be different.”
As well as the moment, Ranieri is remaining put because he believes Leicester’s “fairytale of beating the Premier League giants” might be extended to next season’s Champions League.
“I understand lots of (European) clubs is going to be thinking, ‘it’s OK, it is just Leicester we have got’. But i will be playing the Champions League with the identical attitude.”
– ‘Spicy stuff’ –
Ranieri accepted that although it absolutely was a culture shock within the British Midlands, he’s already curbed the Leicester players’ appetite for beer, but struggles to limit their consumption of spicy food.
“The beer is not an issue,Inch stated an italian man , when requested if he’d needed to change his players’ eating routine. “They always requested my permission. It had been more the meals. They love everything spicy stuff.”
Even though rejecting the requirement for players worth “30-40 million” who could “ruin the dressing room”, an italian man , has advised his in-demand stars to stay in the club.
“I understand lots of my players are now able to go where they need, however i said excitedly that whenever another year they’re going to have much more experience and they’ll cost much more,Inch stated Ranieri.
He added: “I’m not going players worth 30-40 million who ruin the climate within the dressing room. I would like players with the standard attitude as my guys.
“I usually let them know, ‘I don’t require that you win constantly, however i require that you always give everything’. That is what they did, and that is the things they is going to do within the Champions League.”
Leicester’s triumph has attracted comparisons with a few of the greatest success tales in world sport, with reports a Hollywood film has already been being produced.
Italian-American star Robert De Niro continues to be touted to experience Ranieri, who stated: “It does not matter who plays me. As lengthy because the film is really a success, much like we’re.Inch
Leicester feted their historic championship triumph in fashion a week ago when Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli sang “Nessun Dorma’ in the King Power stadium.
Ranieri accepted Bocelli, who had been blinded permanently aged 12 as a result of football accident, told him before the game: “I am feeling very emotional.”
Ranieri added: “His wife explained, ‘It’s the only real time I have seen him (Bocelli) happy to accept plane’.”
– Emulate Notts Forest –
Yet despite his success, Ranieri states Leicester’s feats pale in comparison to individuals of John Clough’s Nottingham Forest.
After steering Forest into England’s top flight in 1977, Clough brought his side towards the title annually later (1978), and 2 successive European Cups in 1979 and 1980.
Ranieri stated: “Nottingham Forest would be a bigger success story than ours, simply because they originated from the 2nd division, won the league title then two European titles in succession.
“I really hope we obtain for their level inside a couple of years.”