Over the years I've learned that, to be a good manager, you need to have passion, and you need to have a strong character. Without those things, the job is very, very difficult.

Claudio Ranieri

Claudio Ranieri

Profession: Football Manager
Nationality: Italian

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It's important you give confidence.

I respect everybody.

If I am angry, I am angry. If I am angry, then I have to be calm, and to be calm, I have to tell you to your face what I think about you. If we don't agree, then okay, 'Bye!' It's no problem.

If you aren't a loser, you fight; you continue to fight, believe.

If you go in Spain, you have to play with another style. The English culture is the English culture. If you come here, you have to play in this style.

Sometimes the manager says one thing and does another thing!

I think I am a nice man, but also, I am demanding.

All managers are under pressure. It's our life, always. It's about how we manage the pressure, the victory, we have to manage everything, even me - the bookmakers put me under pressure every time!

I remember when I was first time in Serie A, we were down the bottom, no one was speaking about Cagliari. And we were safe, one day before the final match. With Parma, we went down, but we were positive right to the end. There are the little details, but you have to continue.

In my opinion, if you only show quality but no fighting spirit, you are half a player.

It is with passion that I love my job. But it is with character that I am able to keep looking forward. Not just beyond criticism or bad results, but also beyond the good moments, too. Everything has to be a balance.

I'm from Italy, the home of Vivaldi, Rossini, Puccini. When I stopped playing and became a manager, football became like a beautiful piece of music to me - and the players, an orchestra.

I hear what they're saying. I ask my English tutor, 'What is this word 'tinkerer?''

Wherever I go, the club is never to stay on the same square on the board: they have to move up. I don't know if it's coincidence, some calling, or destiny - but whatever it is, it's the story of my life.