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Eleven facts you should know about Greece’s new coach, Claudio Ranieri (video)

Claudio Ranieri is Greece's new manager.
Italian manager Claudio Ranieri is the chosen one to replace Fernando Santos on Greece’s National Team bench. Today, GreekReporter reveals 11 interesting facts about the 63 year-old Roman.

  1. He was born in Rome, Italy on October 20th 1951.
  2. Ranieri is the third consecutive foreign manager that takes over the Greek National Team. It is the first time in the history of the Greek team that this occurs.
  3. He has managed some of the most famous soccer teams, such as Juventus, Inter, Fiorentina, Napoli, Roma, Chelsea, Valencia, Atletico Madrid and Monaco.
  4. When he played soccer in Palermo, Catanzaro and Catania, he used to be a defender.
  5. As a player, he was involved in four promotions, one with Palermo and Catania and two with Catanzaro.
  6. As a manager, Ranieri won the Spanish Cup with Valencia, the Italian cup with Fiorentina and got Calgiari promoted twice. However, as a manager at Atletico Madrid, the Spanish side got relegated.
  7. In Chelsea FC, his ‘Tinker man’ nickname was actually introduced by himself, telling the media that this is what he was called in Italy and Spain.
  8. When he managed Chelsea, the “blues” broke club records for the fewest goals conceded and highest number of points in a season.
  9. Ranieri picked up $5 million from Valencia for the premature termination of his contract.
  10. Greek left back Yiorgos Tzavelas played for AS Monaco the same year that Ranieri guided the Monte Carlo team to promotion to the Ligue 1. They will meet again…
  11. Last year he spent his summer in the island of Mykonos.

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