Top Quotes by Claudio Ranieri

What matters is getting the best out of the squad you have.

Claudio Ranieri

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

We must respect the referee every time.

Claudio Ranieri

It is very important to be humble but to maintain the conviction that we can do something good.

Claudio Ranieri

I want to be strong because you believe in me. You have to trust me. I give my knowledge to you. That is my philosophy.

Claudio Ranieri

If you are a gladiator, a fighter in this sport, in life you can be the same.

Claudio Ranieri

I try to forget the past.

Claudio Ranieri

Football is about dreams, about feeling a special sensation, giving a surprise, and inspiring joy.

Claudio Ranieri

I do not have much time for relaxation, but when I can, I like to read.

Claudio Ranieri

Under pressure, I don’t go down, I go up.

Claudio Ranieri

If you are a loser in this sport, you are a loser also in life.

Claudio Ranieri

When you work hard, when you believe in something, in the end, you will achieve something.

Claudio Ranieri

It is important to always look forward.

Claudio Ranieri

You use up a lot of mental energy in the Champions League.

Claudio Ranieri

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

Claudio Ranieri

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.

Claudio Ranieri

In my view, fitness training isn’t that important in England, as they all train with such intensity anyway and have a competitive edge when just sprinting. The matches are all hard-fought, too.

Claudio Ranieri

I love the English spirit because when I was a player, I was an Englishman: I was fighting, and you had to kill me if you wanted to win.

Claudio Ranieri

My idea about football is to play well, but even if you can’t always play well, one thing I want is your character, your spirit. That is all I can ask of you.

Claudio Ranieri

I believe only in the mathematics.

Claudio Ranieri

Everyone’s second team in Italy is Leicester. In Thailand, the first team is Leicester. I’ve received letters from Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil – everywhere ‘Leicester, Leicester, what a legend.’

Claudio Ranieri

If I continue to work as a coach, it is because my passion and love for football, for the players, is still there.

Claudio Ranieri

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

Claudio Ranieri

Words are fine, but the most important thing is what happens on the pitch.

Claudio Ranieri

I am the Thinkerman, not Tinkerman!

Claudio Ranieri

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

Claudio Ranieri

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!

Claudio Ranieri

I am a loyal man.

Claudio Ranieri

When we won the title, I received gifts and cards, bottles of wine, and Champagne. When I was sacked, my house was full.

Claudio Ranieri

I have won trophies around Europe, but never the title. Three times, I was runner-up. Leicester and the fans will be in my heart for all of my life.

Claudio Ranieri

I won the most important league in Europe, I think – not just Europe but the world – the Premier League.

Claudio Ranieri

My wife is the expert, but I like art particularly. I like Van Gogh.

Claudio Ranieri

Rebuilding has always been one of my specialities from the time I started with young players at Cagliari.

Claudio Ranieri

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.’

Claudio Ranieri

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

Claudio Ranieri

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.

Claudio Ranieri

With Chelsea, the job was this: move up to the top, get into Europe. And I did that – fourth place in the Premier League and then into the Champions League, the season before Abramovich and all the money arrived.

Claudio Ranieri

In London, you can eat your way around the world – Lebanese one night, Indian the next.

Claudio Ranieri

You really can eat well in England – if you have the money.

Claudio Ranieri

Every country is different, every league is different – all the culture.

Claudio Ranieri

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.

Claudio Ranieri

I don’t believe bookmakers.

Claudio Ranieri

There is too much unhappiness in football, no?

Claudio Ranieri

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.

Claudio Ranieri

When you are in the big competition for the first time, you grow, and then you lose something when you go back into your own competition.

Claudio Ranieri

When you play in the Champions League, you are switched on – very, very smart and focused on every situation.

Claudio Ranieri

Football is open; it is not only keeping possession of the ball and making more passes.

Claudio Ranieri

It’s not important how many mistakes you make; it’s about how many chances you create and how many goals you score. That is my philosophy.

Claudio Ranieri

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

Claudio Ranieri

It is important to understand what your team can do.

Claudio Ranieri

Inside me there are two people. One is a very aggressive – I want to win; I won the Premier League, but now I want to win on Saturday. I want to win next season – and is never satisfied.

Claudio Ranieri

Am I too loyal to my players? I could be, could be.

Claudio Ranieri