Ranieri rewarded with new contract at EPL champion Leicester

ABS-CBN Sports on Aug 10, 2016 05:11 PM
Ranieri rewarded with new contract at EPL champion Leicester
Leicester's Team Manager Claudio Ranieri, right, and Manchester United's Tema Manager Jose Mourinho react during the Community Shield soccer match between Leicester and Manchester United at Wembley stadium in London, Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016 . (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Leicester manager Claudio Ranieri has been rewarded with an extended new contract for leading the club to a stunning Premier League title last season.

Leicester said Wednesday on its website the 64-year-Italian signed a deal through June 2020, adding two years to his current contract.

Ranieri was hired last year when Leicester was 5,000-1 to win the league, and avoiding relegation seemed the priority.

Instead, Ranieri guided the club to its first top-tier title by 10 points and a place in the Champions League.

Ranieri says: "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."

Leicester is now 33-1 to retain its title and begins Saturday at newly promoted Hull.

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