Ranieri keen to retire at Leicester

Funny Moments – Matchday 34

Newly-appointed Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri revealed he would like to spend a long time at the club and, ideally, end his career in the East Midlands.

The Italian boss has moved around a bit since he left Chelsea in 2004 and Leicester will be his eighth different club in that time, but Ranieri is keen to make this partnership a lasting one.

"I'd like to stay here for a long time. I'd like to finish my career at Leicester if I can," he told Sky Sports.

"I've always laid foundations wherever I've been. I want to say the same here. I'm very happy here.

"The chairman told me the first three or four years it is important to maintain at this level in the Premier League. Then, slowly, slowly, step by step, increase and fight with the bigger clubs.

"But now it is important to maintain and get one point more than last year."

"For me, it's important to continue my career. I prefer to live near the club, I have to work hard. Players go home after training, I have to try and control and improve things.

"At the moment I know only the hotel, training ground and stadium.

"I love English football because it has my character, I am a fighter. I want to fight for every match. In England everybody wants to fight against everybody," he concluded.