Claudio Ranieri says he would like to retire at Leicester City

Leicester City

Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri could be set for a new deal.

Claudio Ranieri says he wants Leicester City to offer him a new contract extension up to seven years so that he can retire from coaching at the East Midlands club, GianlucadiMarzio.com reports.

The Italian coach has made such a big impact in his first season at the King Power Stadium, guiding them to the top of the Premier League table and putting them on the verge of an unlikely title win.

A recent report in the Mirror suggested the Foxes are keen to tie Ranieri down in order to fend off interest from elsewhere, and the feeling is seemingly mutual with the former Chelsea boss wishing to stay.

"My wish for the future is that the club offers me a contract extension of 6-7 years so I can end my career here with this club,” Ranieri explained.

Regardless of what happens over the next two months, Ranieri has done enough to win the hearts of most Premier League observers this season and he is primed to win the Manager of the Year award.

Leicester are all but assured of a place in next season’s Champions League, where the thought of Barcelona or Bayern Munich featuring at the King Power Stadium is truly spectacular.

Ranieri, 64, still has plenty to offer both Leicester and English football in general and many will be delighted to see him remain in the East Midlands beyond his original contract which expires in 2018.

Leicester’s title bid resumes this weekend with a trip to an out-of-form Crystal Palace.

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