Claudio Ranieri might have been sacked by Leicester City, but in a weird way, he will continue to be involved in the Champions League.
That’s because the 65-year-old has managed a staggering four of the eight teams involved in the quarter-final stage of the premier European competition.
Claudio Ranieri has managed 4 of the 8 Champions League quarter-finalists during his career:
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) March 17, 2017
Yes, the Italian has a rich history of managerial appointments and departures.
Ranieri took charge of Atletico in the Summer of 1999, but left in 2000, before the Spanish side was relegated (take note, Leicester fans).
He then enjoyed spells at Juventus (2007-2009), Monaco (2012-2014) and Leicester City (remember the Premier League title stuff?) – that’s quite a list.
— Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) March 15, 2017
However, whether that’s a good or bad reflection on Ranieri is probably up to whoever’s asking – are the clubs in better shape since his departure(s)?
Imagine how stupid everyone staying they needed to keep Ranieri will look when Craig Shakespeare has won them the Champions League.
— SundayLeagueHipster (@HipsterManager) February 27, 2017
Are we set for a Ranieri v Ranieri final? Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund might have something to say about that.