Leicester boss makes extravagant claim over title hopes

Claudio Ranieri has backed his club to take full advantage of a ‘crazy’ season, according to Eurosport.

The Italian manager has remained confident that his Leicester side and can go all the way to win the most unlikely of league titles.

Ranieri said, ‘Every decade or twenty years, something strange could happen’.

It wouldn’t get stranger than seeing a team that were 5000/1 to win the league at the start of the season lift the Premier League trophy. Ranieri, famed for his rotation policy when he was Chelsea boss, has favoured a regular team selection this season and has used less players than any other Premier League manager.

The Foxes, whatever happens in their game with Newcastle on Monday night, will remain top of the league, yet the Italian boss is adamant that he will not comment on their title prospects until after the international break at the end of this month.

The Leicester manager is rightly confident in his team, but he looks to be keeping his players grounded as the pressure builds on his over-achievers.