Gary Lineker and 'surprised' Harry Redknapp react on Twitter to Claudio Ranieri appointment

Gary Lineker

Leicester City have appointed Claudio Ranieri as their new manager.

Leicester City have today confirmed on their official website that former Chelsea boss Claudio Ranieri has been appointed as their new manager.

Ranieri, 63, arrives at the King Power Stadium following the controversial departure of former boss Nigel Pearson last month, and will be looking to bounce back after a questionable record of late.

The Italian was sacked by Greece in November 2014 following an embarrassing defeat to the Faroe Islands, but now finds himself back in the Premier League - 11 years since leaving Chelsea.

Ranieri's appointment is something of a surprise, and some of the biggest figures in football have been reacting on Twitter to the news.

Former Leicester striker and Foxes fan Gary Lineker took to Twitter to register his bemusement with the appointment, whilst ex-Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp admitted he was 'surprised' to see Ranieri offered a job in the Premier League given his recent record.

Questionable appointment

When Leicester moved on from Nigel Perason, many expected them to make an ambitious appointment to take the club to the next level having survived last season.

Instead, Foxes fans are preparing for life under Ranieri, whose recent record does little to inspire confidence at the King Power Stadium.

Ranieri may bring bags of experience, but his negative brand of football and lack of success of late suggests that this is a head-scratching decision from Leicester - who need to get this appointment right as the embark on their second season back in the Premier League.

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