Claudio Ranieri has become everyone’s favourite uncle this season.
The loveable Italian has led Leicester to within inches of Premier League glory and has done so in sensational fashion.
The 64-year-old is always seen to be smiling and laughing in press conferences and generally seems to be a very nice man.
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But it’s not just whilst managing at Leicester than Ranieri has become a pleasant person, it seems.
Twelve years ago, whilst in charge of Chelsea, Ranieri was sent a letter by comedian Phil Lucas asking to name his favourite Muppet.
Of course, Ranieri is probably bombarded with hundreds of letters from fans every week and you wouldn’t think he would opt to reply to such silly questions.
But the boss clearly didn’t want to let down one of his fans so replied, despite not having a favourite muppet.
Thank you for your recent letter, your kind comments were much appreciated.
Unfortunately I do not have a favourite Muppet as I have never seen the show.
It’s just yet another reason to love him.
Ranieri could be celebrating the Premier League title tonight if Spurs fail to beat Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. However, the manager says he will be the last person in England to find out the result after he revealed he has booked a flight for when the match is taking place.
But, even if Tottenham win their remaining three fixtures, the Foxes know they only need two points and will be eyeing up their home match against Everton next weekend as an opportunity to seal the incredible 5000/1 feat.
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