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Manager Claudio Ranieri has signed a new contract with Leicester City that would keep him at the club until June 2020, the Premier League champion announced on Wednesday.

Appointed manager in July 2015, the 64-year Italian helped the club defy pre-season odds of 5,000:1 to win the league, the first top-flight title in Leicester’s 132-year history.

“Claudio’s qualities, both as a man and as a coach, have been very clear since the moment he arrived — qualities that have helped Leicester City to progress on every level,” club vice chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha said in a statement.

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