Claudio Ranieri is beginning to realize Importance of Manager
Being a Premiership winning manager means immense attention from all quarters and Claudio Ranieri is beginning to realize that.
He jokes if he had accepted each and every invitation he had received during the off season, it would have taken him almost a decade to visit the places.
The wise, old fellow that he is, Ranieri can be trusted not to let the stardom affect his personality or attitude and he, at least as of now, definitely looks unaffected.
He is speaking absolutely the same way he had been for the past 12 months; the touch of arrogance is nowhere. He is humble as ever and is also trying to keep himself and his team away from any hype.
In fact, he is starting with the same target that he had started with previous season which is safety from the drop. Can you imagine a reigning champion to worry about slipping down to a lower division the following season?
But, such a type Ranieri is. He might not have been a League Champion before 2015-16; his association with the game, however, is long enough. He has seen seasons after seasons how the employers operate, how people in general operate, how the opinions change and how a hero becomes a villain and so; he knows he can’t let his feet go off the ground. He has to keep them grounded.
In a recent interview, the Italian said, “All are happy with us right now, even the media as they have had such a lot of content for past some time due to us winning, but, two-three defeats and suddenly, there’re question marks everywhere. Soccer is just like that.”
“People have a lot of curiosity regarding how we go now; I also have that much curiosity to be honest.”