Maybe the Americans can learn to pronounce Leicester properly as well. It's been an improbable run for a team that had barely avoided demotion from the English Premier League, the country's top circuit. Winning the title was an even longer shot than the U. Much of the team's success has been attributed to its journeyman manager Claudio Ranieri.
But he said today the credit belongs to his players. I don't know.
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I don't know the secret. I think the players, their heart, their soul, how they played. Leicester has two games left to play, but those are now a formality. For more on this unlikely season and the people who made it happen, we are joined from London by Andi Thomas, who covers soccer for SB Nation, an all-sports Web site. It is something that absolutely nobody involved with the club or outside the club would have expected when the season kicked off.
They'd have been hoping for, at best, a solid mid-table finish to avoid a relegation struggle, like last season. I think so. I think there's a lot to like about Leicester as a — from a neutral perspective. There's the unlikeliness of the story.
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There's the fact that Claudio Ranieri is a very popular personality and manager in general. And some of the players, not all of them, but some of the players are quite, quite easy to warm to in some ways. So, yes, I think there's been a lot of — a lot of outside interest, plus just the novelty of seeing someone outside the normal clubs in with a shot of winning the title is something to celebrate. How crucial was the manager in all this? This is a person who has been at big league — or big clubs before.
And he seems to have been exceptionally important for the club. He came in — he was very much a surprise appointment. There was a lot of skepticism about whether he — whether he was the right person to struggle against relegation, because that's what they're expecting to do. And, instead, yes, he seems to have — because he inherited a squad that had just survived relegation last season, and he seemed to have carried on momentum from that improbable escape and just made everyone — united them as a team and as a unit.
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And this isn't a club that has big superstars that are paid lavish sums of money. This is a pretty average group of guys. I mean, by the standards of anyone outside football, they're extremely well-paid professionals, but by the standards of the league they're competing in, they are very much from the kind of the bottom rung in terms of the wages. The Premier League has never really been won by anybody outside kind of the top-wage-paying clubs. So, that — again, that's just another factor that makes is a surprise victory. Russell 'excited' to join Dubs, even for short term Golden State Warriors.
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