Gary Lineker reacts to Ranieri's four-year Leicester deal

Gary Lineker in the stands

Claudio Ranieri has signed a new four-year contract to stay in charge of reigning Premier League champions Leicester City.

Gary LinekerThe man himself

Leicester City legend Gary Lineker has taken to Twitter to share his thoughts on the deal by poking fun at his response to the Midlands club's decision to sign "The Tinkerman" in July 2015.

Ranieri's future was sealed yesterday, and Lineker did not delay in jumping on his chance for a bit of self-deprecation.

Leicester manager Claudio RanieriRanieri in full swing

Just one year ago, Lineker was a critic of chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha's decision to bring in Ranieri after Nigel Pearson had been sacked despite pulling off Leicester's own version of The Great Escape in a relegation battle.

The Walkers frontman, also England's third-highest goalscorer, has made a bit of a name for himself for his Twitter use. 

England's Gary Lineker scores their consolation goal against Argentina - 1986Lineker (C) scoring for England against Argentina in 1986

As his beloved club soared to the top of the Premier League at Christmas, he made the following wager:

If Lineker keeps his word, we should be seeing a scantily-clad former striker on our televisions when Match of The Day returns this Saturday. Fortunately, it is after the watershed. 

Gary Lineker in the standsLineker sporting the scarf of his hometown club 

Leicester have not had the best start to the 2016/17 season, losing 2-1 in the Community Shield to Manchester United on the weekend. 

They open their Premier League campaign in Saturday's early kick-off at newly-promoted Hull City, and although a miracle mark II may be too much to ask for, they will be looking to cement their new-found position as one of English football's top dogs.  

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