They call me The Tinkerman. Wherever I go people say 'Ah ha, there is The Tinkerman.'

Claudio Ranieri

Claudio Ranieri

Profession: Football Manager
Nationality: Italian

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I try to forget the past.

What football means to an Italian coach is tactics, trying to control the game by following the ideas and systems of the manager.

What is important is to find the best solution for your players.

I started coaching in the Interregionale league in Catanzaro. There were pitches with no grass; at times, we had no water, no training equipment. I had to do it all myself.

We work so hard. Everyone does, but only one can win.

I always tell my players to find the fire within themselves.

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.

The love the people of Leicester showed towards me was incredible. Even more than winning the Premier League.

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 want to buy pizza, but my players don't want pizza; maybe they don't love pizza. Because I said when we make a clean sheet, I will buy everybody a pizza. Maybe they wait until I say, 'Okay, a good dinner.' I told them, the clean sheet, I buy everybody a pizza. I think they wait until I improve my offer: 'Okay, a pizza and a hot dog.'

I think everyone is the perfect owner.

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

I am a serious man, a loyal man.

For me, it is important to stay close to my players.