Claudio Ranieri is an Italian football manager, coach, and professional football player. He began his career as a defender for various Italian clubs before deciding to become a manager. In 1988, he moved to Caligari after starting his career with a little-known team called Campania Puteolana. In 1989, the team flew to victory in the Coppa Italia Serie C. Later, Ranieri moved to Napoli, where he assisted the team in achieving stunning victories over true giants. Following that, he moved on to other clubs, including Fiorentina, where he led the team to victories in the Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italiana in 1996. His outstanding performance at Fiorentina helped him secure a position in the Spanish league. Valencia qualified for the UEFA Champions League and won the UEFA Intertoto Club during his two-year stay at the club. This paved the way for him to join the prestigious English Premier League. For the next four years, Ranieri was the coach of Chelsea, laying the groundwork for a champion team that dominated Europe for many years. After his time with Chelsea ended, Ranieri joined Leicester City and led them to a historic victory, immortalizing his name in the process. As a whole, Ranieri is a great football manager because of his tactical skills and knowledge of the game.

Childhood and Adolescence

Claudio Ranieri was born in San Saba, Rome, on October 20, 1951. Early in his youth, his upbringing instilled in him a passion for football. Ranieri and his family lived in Formello, and he played football at a nearby church.

He began his career as a football player with the Roma club in his early years. Despite the fact that he had been around for two years, he had only appeared in six matches. He was also a member of Siracusa, an Italian club. Ranieri's primary role was that of a defender.

From 1974 to 1982, he played for Catanzaro before going to Catania, where he stayed until 1984. From 1984 to 1986, he played with Palermo at the end of his career. After 1986, he opted to pursue a managerial career.


Claudio Ranieri's first job as a manager was with a little team in Pozzuli, Italy, called Campania Puteolana. He moved to Cagliari in 1988 and quickly established himself. The team had a number of great seasons, including winning the Coppa Italia Series C in 1989. The team's triumph was credited to Ranieri.

In 1991, he took over as manager of Napoli, a team with which he had had limited success. After the squad was eliminated early from the UEFA Cup in his second year as manager, he was fired by the club's owner.

He joined Fiorentina in 1993 and became the team's manager. The team won the Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italiana in 1996, despite some early difficulties. Rui Costa and Franceso Baiano were among the players he introduced to the country. The team's second season, however, was less successful.

In 1997, he moved to Spain to take over as coach of Valencia, where he remained until 1999. He became well-known after helping the squad win the UEFA Intertoto Cup and the Copa del Rey in 1998. (1999). He was credited with giving the team a new sense of energy and strength, and he left as a well-liked figure.

He signed a manager's contract with Atletico Madrid in 1999. The squad, on the other hand, struggled and only just made a reputation for themselves. Ranieri decided to resign and move on before he could be fired.

In September 2000, he became Chelsea's head coach. Despite the initial linguistic barrier, Ranieri's efforts were lauded by many. He kept cleaning up and reorganizing the team. He added a few new players, but the team's performance remained below average.

In his third season with Chelsea, he was regularly chastised for his actions, earning the moniker "Tinkerman." The team's season was, nonetheless, a success, and they qualified for the Champions League. Ranieri's tenacity was eventually recognized by the press and fans.

Ranieri's position became insecure in 2003 amid changes in Chelsea's senior management, so he threw his heart and soul into signing fresh players like Damien Duff, Joe Cole, Wayne Bridge, and others. The risk paid off, as the team finished second in the Premier League.

Chelsea set and broke many records during Ranieri's tenure. Even though he had a great show, he was asked to leave in 2004 and Jose Mourinho took his place.

Ranieri spotted and coached many of the big names and crucial players that play for Chelsea today, and he left the club a successful man. In 2004, he wrote "Proud Man Walking," a book about his final year with Chelsea.

In 2004, he agreed to a three-year coaching contract with Valencia. He made a lot of fresh signings and had a strong start to the season. Following their defeat, as well as a few rash decisions by the coach, cost him his job. He was fired in 2005 after getting £3 million severance pay.

He was named the new manager of Parma in 2007. Parma had a strong start under his leadership and avoided elimination. However, his contract with the club was not renewed for the next season, and Ranieri signed a three-year deal with Juventus.

Ranieri proceeded to bring in new talent at Juventus, leading the squad to a third-place finish in the first season. Ranieri's decisions on the field drew criticism, and he was fired from the squad in May 2009.

In 2009, Ranieri returned to his former club, Roma, as its manager. He was promoted as head coach, and the team's performance improved dramatically. They won more games and went 23 games without losing. The media praised Ranieri's support for local talent.

Despite early success, Roma was unable to translate their victories into trophies, and they frequently fell in finals. After a string of poor results, Ranieri resigned in February 2011. In September 2011, he went to Inter, where he signed a two-year contract.

Ranieri's early matches with Inter were peppered with victories, while his latter encounters were typically marred by slumps. He was asked to depart after a series of defeats. When Ranieri joined Monaco, he met the same unfavorable fate, as his contract with the club was not renewed in 2014.

He became the manager of the Greece national team in 2014, but his stay in Greece was troubled by local hurdles and geographical restrictions, and he was fired in November 2014.

He was appointed manager of Leicester City in July 2015. His first season with them was a smash hit, with the club finishing first in the Premier League. It was the team's first championship win. Ranieri's tactics and inspired leadership were credited with the victory. He is said to have instilled new life into the team, securing its international prominence. Following his victory, he was called "King Claudio."

Leicester City's second season wasn't as good as the first, as they lost a lot of games. Following the defeats, Ranieri was fired in February 2017 amid mixed reviews. The players, on the other hand, blamed themselves and greeted the coach with joy.

Ranieri managed a number of teams after leaving Leicester City. In April 2016, he was named manager of the Rest of the World team at Soccer Aid, and then in 2017, he was named manager of Nantes. He was appointed manager of Fulham in November 2018 and remains in that capacity.

Achievements and Awards

When Leicester City won the Premier League title in 2016, Claudio Ranieri won his first title. He was named League Managers' Association Manager of the Year and Barclays Premier League Manager of the Season that year. A Grand Officer of the Italian Order of Merit was also bestowed on him.

He was nominated for the 2015 FIFA Men's Coach Award in December 2016, and was later declared one of the three finalists. Ranieri went on to win the prize, and the association recognized him on January 9, 2017.

Personal and Family Life

Dr. Rosanna Ranieri, a nephrologist in the United States, is Claudio Ranieri's current wife. Claudia, the couple's daughter, is married to Italian actor Alessandro Roja. Ranieri has an Orlando-named grandchild.