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first_imgThe Foxes have been unbelievable this season. They have given this world yet another underdog story to cherish. With three more games to go, Leicester City are just a win away from clinching the Premier League title this season.  The Foxes have the opportunity to do it on Sunday at Old Trafford against one of the most consistent sides of the league and it would be the perfect icing on the cake for them.No one saw this coming. Leicester City were languishing at the bottom of the Premier League table last season and somehow managed to escape relegation. However, the Foxes have made a mockery of Premier League traditions this season. Only four teams – Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United – have won the Premier League title in the last 20 seasons. Leicester, who did not even pose a threat to top teams last season, have shown the way for aspiring clubs. (Also read: Leicester deserve EPL title more than Tottenham, says Chelsea’s Hazard)A lot has been said about how their manager Claudio Ranieri inspired the boys at Leicester City. Raineri’s story itself is as quirky as his club’s. The former Chelsea boss was sacked by Greece after its national team was humiliated by minnows Faroe Islands in 2014. The Greece Football Association president had termed his appointment ‘most unfortunate choice of coach’. (Also read: Leicester winger Riyad Mahrez voted England’s player of the year) Raineri seems to know a thing or two about forgetting the bad past. He has helped Leicester script one of the most fascinating stories in the history of the sport. (Also read: In love with England, Mahrez rules out PSG move) advertisementThe Italian revealed that he himself did not expect Leicester to sit pretty at the top of the league this season. “If someone had told me that Leicester would be in the top-flight before the start of the season, I would have called that person mad,” he said.”It’s unbelievable. My owner asked me forty points this season to be safe. I said we would work hard to achieve the target. But before the Christmas day, we achieved 39 points. In the second half, we aspired for 40 more – 79,” Raineri, who had been coy and cautious throughout this season, said in an exclusive interview to TRT World.Apart from the Vardys and the Mahrezs, Raineri believes that Leicester City’s fans were crucial to the team’s success this season.”Our fans played a big part in our success. They have been there at home, followed us for away games. They have been brilliant,” he said.The television channel also came up with a compilation of videos in which the Leicester fans showered praise on Raineri for giving them an unimaginable season of football.This is how Raineri reacted after watching the tribute..last_img read more