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Claudio Ranieri

Published: Sunday 1 June 2014, 12.49CET
Claudio Ranieri
Greece coach Claudio Ranieri ©AFP/Getty Images
Published: Sunday 1 June 2014, 12.49CET

Claudio Ranieri


Date of birth: 20 October 1951
Nationality: Italian
Playing career: AS Roma, US Catanzaro, Calcio Catania, US Città di Palermo
Coaching career: Vigor Lamezia Calcio, Campania Puteolana, Cagliari Calcio, SSC Napoli, ACF Fiorentina, Valencia CF (twice), Club Atlético de Madrid, Chelsea FC, Parma FC, Juventus, AS Roma, FC Internazionale Milano, AS Monaco FC, Greece

• Ranieri played just six Serie A games for hometown club Roma before moving south to spend the remainder of his playing career with Catanzaro, Palermo and Catania.

• Coached several lower-league teams before making his name with Cagliari, leading the Sardinian club from Serie C1 to Serie A between 1989 and 1991. Moved to Napoli, guiding the club to fourth place in the top flight in 1991/92 only to be sacked the following season.

• Earned promotion to Serie A in his first season as Fiorentina coach, and won the Coppa Italia in 1996 before heading abroad. Won the Copa del Rey with Valencia in 1999 and then coached Atlético and Chelsea, whom he led to a second-place Premier League finish and the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League in 2003/04.

• Replaced by José Mourinho, a brief, unsuccessful, spell back at Valencia – the highlight a UEFA Super Cup win against FC Porto – followed before Ranieri rediscovered his touch in saving Parma from relegation in 2007. That led to a stint at Juventus, who dismissed him in May 2009. Ranieri rejoined his first club, Roma, four months later, leading the club to second place in Serie A in his first season. However, he left in February 2011 only to return to coaching seven months later, signing a two-year contract with Inter.

• Left Inter in March 2012 and then had two seasons with Monaco – guiding them back to Ligue 1 and then to second spot in the top flight – before succeeding Fernando Santos at the Greece helm after the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

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