Former Leicester City striker Tony Cottee comments on the possibility of a Claudio Ranieri statue at the King Power

Tony Cottee

The Italian has performed wonders at Leicester City.

Leicester City have done the unthinkable and won the Premier League title.

Tottenham Hotpur’s 2-2 draw with Chelsea yesterday saw The Foxes crowned champions.

The achievement is being described as the greatest in footballing and potentially sporting history.

At the start of the season the club were tipped by many to finish bottom of the Premier League table, especially after the appointment of Claudio Ranieri.

The Italian had recently failed as national team coach of Greece and his appointment came as a massive shock.

But the former Chelsea boss has proved himself worthy of the role and Leicester fans will now forever revere him as a hero.

One former Leicester City player has now suggested a statue of the popular Italian might be a consideration. Tony Cottee told Tutto Mercato Web:

"When he was hired as coach of Leicester virtually everyone was surprised. We said he seemed a gamble.

“In England he is loved by all and has made ​​history at the club.

"There could be (a statue), although it is too early to say.

“But what he has achieved, that will remain in the history of English football as the impossible."

That would certainly be a massive honour for Ranieri but you have to wonder, why not?

His achievements this season may never be matched by the club and were considered impossible by nearly everyone in the football world come the start of the season.

A statue would be the least he deserves for his Leicester City heroics.

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