Leicester City are on the verge completing one of the greatest achievements in Premier League history.
They are one win away from being crowned Premier League champions less than 12 months after escaping relegation.
So remarkable is Leicester’s story that talks of a film being produced are genuine, with Vinnie Jones being touted as one of the actors to feature.
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But where does it feature among some other memorable campaigns? Arsenal’s Invincibles, for example, or the Chelsea side of 2004-05 that set a Premier League record by securing 95 points and conceding only 15 goals?
Jamie Redknapp thinks it tops the lot, even surpassing any of Sir Alex Ferguson’s 13 title wins.
“Forget Fergie’s dominance and Wenger’s Invincibles, this will eclipse their achievements by far,” Redknapp told the Daily Mail.
“Of course Leicester still have to get over the line but there is no comparison to what any other manager has done.”
Claudio Ranieri will certainly win the LMA Manager of the Year award for inspiring his team to the title.
Many had their doubts when the Italian was appointed Leicester boss in July, but Ranieri has proved his failed spell as Greece manager was nothing more than a blip.
Cool and collected
What’s perhaps been most impressive is the manner in which he has conducted himself. He’s remained cool despite all the attention and hasn’t let the pressure affect his jovial personality.
Redknapp reserved special praise for a manager he called the “real deal”.
“He’s been an absolute joy,” the former Tottenham midfielder continued. “At the start of the season everybody wondered what the tinker man was doing back in the Premier League.
“He has shown to all the non-believers he’s the real deal as a manager. He’s made the impossible possible.”
The Foxes will lift the trophy with a win against Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday.
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