Chelsea and Leicester City legend Claudio Ranieri officially retires from football coaching aged 72

The Italian coach decided to retire from football after 38 years in coaching

Claudio Ranieri, the former Chelsea, Leicester City and Roma coach, has decided to end his coaching career after his last magical moment to keep Cagliari in the Italian League.

Ranieri retires as a popular manager

At the age of 72, Ranieri decided it was time to take a break from coaching, ending a 38-year career full of notable achievements.

Jamie Vardy of Leicester City passes Claudio Ranieri at the King Power Stadium in Leicester on November 28, 2021.

Ranieri is best remembered for his unprecedented Premier League title win with lowly Leicester City in the 2015/16 season, but he was also the first coach of the Roman Abramovich era to lead Chelsea to second place and a Champions League semi-final. In the 2003/04 season.

Ranieri's career in brief

In addition to his spells at Chelsea and Leicester City in England, Ranieri also coached Juventus, Inter, Napoli, Roma, Parma, Monaco, Atletico Madrid and Valencia.

Claudio Ranieri |  imago

Claudio Ranieri | imago

In total, Ranieri managed 19 teams during 38 years, before finally announcing that he would retire at the end of the current season with Cagliari in the Italian League.


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