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Sunday 4 December 2016

Ranieri agrees new deal with Leicester

Claudio Ranieri
Claudio Ranieri

Leicester boss Claudio Ranieri has agreed a new deal at the Premier League champions, according to reports.

The Italian guided the Foxes to the top-flight title last season and has apparently pledged his long-term future to the club.

Leicester are yet to confirm the reports Ranieri has agreed to extend his contract beyond the initial three years he signed last summer, when he was a shock appointment.

It is claimed any new contract will not include a release clause.

Ranieri has always stated he was happy at the King Power Stadium and, last season, said he was in no rush to extend his deal despite their improbable success.

They lost the Community Shield 2-1 to Manchester United at Wembley on Sunday and start the defence of their title at Hull on Saturday.

Jamie Vardy and Kasper Schmeichel have signed new contracts at the Foxes during the summer with Vardy rejecting a move to Arsenal in June after the Gunners triggered his release clause.

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