Ranieri hopes Conte’s Blues win ti­tle

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Le­ices­ter City man­ager Clau­dio Ranieri is hop­ing fel­low Ital­ian An­to­nio Conte wins the English Pre­mier League ti­tle with cur­rent lead­ers Chelsea. Ranieri led Le­ices­ter to a shock tri­umph in the com­pe­ti­tion last year but they are lan­guish­ing 15th in the 20-team stand­ings, 31 points adrift of his former club. “As former Chelsea coach and as an Ital­ian sup­porter, I hope Conte can achieve the goal,” Ranieri, who led un­fan­cied Le­ices­ter to the ti­tle lst season told re­porters in Florence yes­ter­day ahead of the Ital­ian Hall of Fame. “(Conte) came with­out up­roar but demon­strated that the Ital­ian school of coaches is valid more than ever.”

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