Former Chelsea coach to manage Leicester City.

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Former Chelsea manager Claudio Ranieri has been appointed the new Leicester City boss after being out of job since last year.

The ex-Juventus, Roma and Monaco chief replaces Nigel Pearson, who left the King Power Stadium earlier this summer after helping them avoid relegation last season.

Ranieri has been out of work since leaving the Greek national side in 2014, and has not been involved in the Premier League since his time at Stamford Bridge more than 10 years ago.

The Italian has been handed the title of First Team Manager at the Foxes, implying transfer business may be dealt with by the club’s owners.

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I’m so glad to be here in a club with such a great tradition as Leicester City,” Claudio Ranieri said. “I have worked at many great clubs, in many top leagues, but since I left Chelsea I have dreamt of another chance to work in the best league in the world again.

“I wish to thank the owner, his son and all the executives of the club for the opportunity they are giving me. Now I’ve only one way for returning their trust: squeeze all my energies to getting the best results for the team.”

Ranieri who began his coaching career with Lametini in 1986 has gone on to coach huge clubs and attain accolades with them over the course of time, it is expected he will extend his experience to Leicester City and lift the club to a greater height.

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