Betrayed by his club but beloved by the fans, former Chelsea manager Claudio Ranieri has been a constant headline-maker in 2004. Occasionally puzzling, often eccentric, but always fascinating and refreshing, the Italian describes the highs and lows of an extraordinary season at Stamford Bridge - and the dramatic end to his English journey. This collaboration between Italian journalist Massimo Marianella and Ranieri promises to reveal the inside story of a rollercoaster year at Stamford Bridge, with a first-hand account of coaching the most expensively assembled team in the Premiership, alongside the increasing pressures of satisfying his bosses as Chelsea's season came to a close.
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Claudio Ranieri was born in Rome in 1951. After an unspectacular playing career with Roma, he took up the coaching reins at Cagliari before moving on to Fiorentina, Valencia and Atletico Madrid. He quit Atletico in March 2000 and took over as manager at Chelsea later that summer. He was sacked in June 2004, and is now coach at Valencia. Massimo Marianella has been a broadcaster for Sky Sports Italy for the past eleven years. Voted Italian Television Sports Journalist of the Year in 1998 and Italian Broadcaster of the Year in 2001, he has been a close associate of Claudio Ranieri for many years.Review:
'We took Ranieri to our hearts. He became the Mrs Malaprop of football, not so much mangling the English language as gently manipulating it in his own inimitable style.' BBC
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Book Description HarperCollins UK, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110007190719
Book Description Harper Uk, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 300 pages. 9.50x6.25x1.50 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0007190719