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Published: 19:32 | 4/5/16

Ranieri: No gloating at the Bridge

Foxes boss prepares for Chelsea return

Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri insists that he has no thoughts of revenge over old club Chelsea when the new Premier League champions complete their victorious campaign at Stamford Bridge on May 15th.

The Italian left west London under a cloud in 2004 following a very public courting of replacement Jose Mourinho after his Chelsea team finished second in the league to Arsene Wenger's Invincibles.

However, he insists he has no intention of gloating in front of Chelsea owner Roman Abramovic, the man who fired him 12 years ago.

"I am satisfied, of course, but not in terms of 'it is revenge'. No, no, no. I am not a man who wants revenge," he said.

"I know my job very well and sometimes maybe the owner wants to change you because you don't fit in with him.

"It is good because last time I left the Premier League (in 2004) I went through my players and they made the guard of honour. It was amazing. Now I will come back in the same way. It is unbelievable."

Ranieri has already gone on record that he believes that Leicester's title success is a one-off, not least because of the difficulties associated with juggling Champions League football with the Premier League.

"The foundations are solid, but the Champions League is very hard," he added.

"Not as (physical) energy but mental energy. It burns a lot of mental energy in the Champions League."


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