The man himself
Ranieri's future was sealed yesterday, and Lineker did not delay in jumping on his chance for a bit of self-deprecation.
Claudio Ranieri has signed a new 4 year contract with @LCFC . Claudio Ranieri? Really?— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) August 10, 2016
Ranieri 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.
Claudio Ranieri? Really?— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) 13 July 2015
The Walkers frontman, also England's third-highest goalscorer, has made a bit of a name for himself for his Twitter use.
Lineker (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:
YES! If Leicester win the @premierleague I'll do the first MOTD of next season in just my undies.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) 14 December 2015
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.
Lineker 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.