Claudio Ranieri heaped praise on Leicester City players after winning their first top-flight League title in the Club’s 132 year old history.
Tottenham failed to catch the Foxes following a 2-2 draw against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge on Monday night which extended Leicester gap to seven points with just two games to spare.
Ranieri issued a statement just after the Monday London derby :
“I’m so proud. I’m happy for my players, for the chairman, for the staff at Leicester City, all our fans and the Leicester community.
“It’s an amazing feeling and I’m so happy for everyone. The players have been fantastic. They deserve to be champions.
“Their focus, their determination and their spirit has made this possible. They fight for each other every game and I love to see this in my players.”
Claudio Ranieri was marked to be the first manager to shown the exit door following Leicester City’s relegation battle last season but Ranieri claims he never thought of this moment when he was appointed by Leicester.
“I never expected this when I arrived. I’m a pragmatic man, I just wanted to win, match-after-match, and help my players to improve week-after-week.
“Never did I think too much about where it would take us.”
The trophy will be presented to Leicester City in their last home game against Everton on Saturday and the their Guard of Honour will be in last game at Chelsea.