Hail, Claudio!: The Man, the Manager, the Miracle (Review)

There were literally dozens of titles that came out after Leicester’s unbelievable 5000-1 run to a Premier League title. Some were about the team as a whole, others focused on key players like Jamie Vardy. But none accurately showed Claudio Ranieri’s tremendous influence on the club. That is until now.

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Hail, Claudio!: The Man, the Manager, the Miracle by Gabriele Marcotti and Alberto Polverosi is the definitive text on Ranieri and the Leicester City experience. This book covers every aspect of his 45-year career in the beautiful game with content from two of the world’s top football journalists. It’s hard to imagine a better duo and a better project.

Claudio Ranieri has spent time with 17 different clubs and national teams in an illustrious coaching career that followed a brilliant playing career. While he has best known for his time at the Cinderella story called Leicester City, he also did great work in France, Spain, Italy, and Greece.

This book covers it all with the insight and knowledge of real football insiders like Marcotti and Polverosi.

The title is an absolutely brilliant read from start to finish, a welcome addition to the library of any football fan in addition to being a great pre-World Cup resource. There’s something to be learned from Ranieri’s hard work, persistence, and management style and those lessons can be found in this wonderful text.

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