Rome honours Claudio Ranieri

Former Leicester City boss celebrated in Rome city hall.

Former Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri was honoured at Rome city hall on 30 March for his role in leading the British football club to a "fairytale" Premier League victory in 2016.

Rome mayor Virginia Raggi praised Ranieri, who grew up between the capital's S. Saba and Testaccio districts, for "bringing prestige to the city of Rome thanks to the sporting esteem [he] achieved in Italy and abroad."

Rome's sports councillor Daniele Frongia said Ranieri "rewrote the history of a club that thrilled and made proud English fans, Italian fans, Roman fans and fans around the world".

Ranieri gained global attention for helping the 5,000–1 outsiders Leicester City to clinch the Premier League, the first time the club had won the title in their 132-year history.

However as Leicester City struggled with poor results earlier this year, the club's owners made the surprise decision to sack Ranieri, who was manager of Rome squad AS Roma from 2009 until 2011.