It was a week after Leicester lost their Premier League title last year and the manager was sitting in a conference room in the King Power hotel in the south of England.
His name was Claudio.
He was in charge.
He had taken Leicester to the FA Cup final and then a Champions League semi-final.
He had secured a place in the Europa League group stage.
They were on the verge of winning the league and Champions League.
On Wednesday, the season was over.
Leicester had not beaten a top-four team since the final game of the 2015-16 campaign.
The club had finished bottom of the table for the first time since the summer of 2016.
The pressure was on.
The season was ending.
Ranieri, who had led Leicester to promotion in his first season in charge, was already planning the next season.
His side had finished seventh in the league, and were on course to lose their first Premier League trophy since 2009.
His players had not been up to the standard expected of them, and they were starting to wonder if they could be competitive again.
Rani’s first move was to speak to Ranieri’s wife, Emilia, and two daughters, Caroline and Olivia.
His plan was simple: get the squad to work together.
Rana’s decision to leave Leicester had already been made months earlier, when the club were looking to sack the Italian and replace him with former Arsenal manager Sam Allardyce.
The decision was widely viewed as a mistake.
The departure of Ranieri and his players was viewed as Ranieri failing to deliver on the ambitious vision he had set out to achieve with the club.
Rania, who was born in Italy, had a long-standing relationship with Ranieri.
They had met when they were both at Milan, and she had become his assistant at Real Madrid.
The relationship blossomed during his time at Chelsea, where she was instrumental in bringing the Chelsea captain, John Terry, to the club from Arsenal.
She helped him bring the club’s first trophy to England, the 2014 Champions League final, when he won the league with Chelsea.
Ranei has never denied he was a big admirer of Chelsea’s success.
At the start of the Premier League season, he said he would have preferred to have the best squad in the country.
The expectation was that the team would beat Arsenal in the first leg, a game which was not won, but the team did not.
But the team came through.
Chelsea went on to win the title and the Champions League with a win at Wembley.
Ranesi had not wanted to leave the club, but he had become so frustrated with the way it had turned out that he had decided to leave.
“I felt it was not right for me to leave,” he said.
“The players had a fantastic season.
I had a great relationship with the players.
I have a lot of respect for the players and the fans.
The players were in disbelief that the club had fallen off the face of the earth. “
But at the end of the day, there are people who want to take over the club and they have got to make sure it’s a team with a future.”
The players were in disbelief that the club had fallen off the face of the earth.
Ranieri had spent months talking about bringing in a new manager, but that was not going to happen.
He knew the players were upset.
“We were in a crisis,” said midfielder Jack Cork.
“So I just said to myself, ‘OK, we’ll leave it at that.’ “
“”We have a great squad, but we don’t have a future,” said defender Tom Cleverley. “
“They don’t know where we’re going. “
The squad is very strong, but there’s a lot left. “
They don’t know where we’re going.
The next time they play you have to play them, too. “
When you lose a player and a good player, it’s not good for the team.
Rania told the players that they would be leaving on the back of their best performance in six years, against Liverpool on the final day of the season. “
That’s why we want to be here.”
Rania told the players that they would be leaving on the back of their best performance in six years, against Liverpool on the final day of the season.
“This is the end,” she said.RANIBIAS’ MOTHER SAYS ‘WE WON’T BE IN THE GAME’Rania was right.
It was Leicester’s season ending, and Ranieri was no longer in charge of them.
“At the end, we won’t be in the game,” he had said.
“He wanted to be sacked, but at the moment, it was impossible.
He could not go to Chelsea, he couldn’t come to Arsenal, he could not be the manager at the club.”
Rani was furious that his team had lost, and that he would be forced to look for a replacement.
But his anger boiled over in the following days. He said