Ranieri pens new Leicester City contract

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Premier League champions Leicester City have received a massive boost with the news that manager Claudio Ranieri has put pen to paper on a new four-year contract.

Against all the odds, the 64-year-old Italian steered the Foxes to the 2015/16 Premier League title in his first season at the Foxes helm.

And, after keeping the majority of his title-winning squad intact, Ranieri has committed his long-term future to the club.

"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," Ranieri told the club's official website.

"The energy that exists at this Club – from the owners and the staff, to the players and supporters – is something very special.

"I am very happy and proud that I will be part of it for years to come. 

"Last season, that spirit and our hard work helped us to achieve something magical.

"If we can continue to work hard, maintain our passion and continue to fight with all our hearts, I am sure we can continue to be successful together."

Leicester start their Premier League title defence with a trip to newly-promoted Hull City on Saturday.

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