Ranieri: 'De Rossi will be a great coach'
16 Apr
2020
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Ranieri: 'De Rossi will be a great coach' »

Claudio Ranieri is confident Daniele De Rossi will succeed in his new management career. “He was already a coach on the field and his father gives good advice, too.” De Rossi hung up his boots after a lifetime at Roma and brief spell in Argentina with Boca Juniors, pledging to follow in the footsteps of…

Ranieri: 'Parma tougher than Leicester'
16 Apr
2020
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Ranieri: 'Parma tougher than Leicester' »

Claudio Ranieri described his adventures and regrets at Inter, Juventus, Sampdoria and Valencia, noting Parma was “tougher than winning the Premier League with Leicester.” The 68-year-old has experienced such a varied career in Italy, England, Spain, France and Greece, but his biggest regret is returning to Valencia in 2004. “I was coming off four years…

Ranieri: 'Players need more testing'
14 Apr
2020
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Ranieri: 'Players need more testing' »

Sampdoria coach Claudio Ranieri warns we still don’t know enough about the coronavirus, as teams push to resume training. “We had a player who was positive, then negative, then positive again.” The plans are afoot to resume training from May 4 with the aim of starting games towards May 31, naturally behind closed doors. However,…

Ranieri: 'Any decision will bring chaos'
13 Apr
2020
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Ranieri: 'Any decision will bring chaos' »

Sampdoria coach Claudio Ranieri said President Massimo Ferrero ‘awaits a decision from above’ but claimed ‘any decision will bring chaos’. The Blucerchiati have been one of the hardest-hit sides in Serie A but the coach confirmed that the infected players ‘have all recovered’ after testing positive for coronavirus. “They have all recovered, it was not…

Ranieri sends Samp Easter gifts
12 Apr
2020
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Ranieri sends Samp Easter gifts »

Sampdoria coach Claudio Ranieri sent over personalised Easter eggs and gifts for all his players, including presents for their children. According to Il Secolo XIX newspaper, Ranieri personally contacted the local bakery and ordered a chocolate egg for each of the players in his squad. For those with young children, he made sure to include…

Ranieri: 'Samp must remain focused'
6 Mar
2020
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Ranieri: 'Samp must remain focused' »

Claudio Ranieri has insisted that Sampdoria “can’t afford” to lower their guard due to the forced break from Serie A. “Always prepare for match”. The Blucerchiati coach has claimed that the extended break might prove a challenge for his team and has tried to prepare his team for a game despite not knowing if they…

Ranieri: 'No Samp mentality problem'
21 Feb
2020
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Ranieri: 'No Samp mentality problem' »

Sampdoria coach Claudio Ranieri says he doesn’t believe his side “have a mentality problem,” and that he plans to stop Inter duo Romelu Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez “with chains” ahead of their clash. Sampdoria travel to face Inter at San Siro on Sunday evening, with kick off at 19:45 GMT. You can read the match…

Ranieri: 'I knew I needed CL at Roma'
13 Feb
2020
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Ranieri: 'I knew I needed CL at Roma' »

Sampdoria coach Claudio Ranieri has revealed that he knew his stint at Roma would be over without a place in the Champions League. Last season, the 68-year-old replaced Eusebio Di Francesco at the Olimpico, but only lasted for a few months in the Italian capital. He has revealed that he was aware of the task…