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When Ranieri took the manager's job at Parma in February they were 2nd from bottom in Serie A and odds on to go down. Today they won their last match to finish a respectable 12th in the final table.

Whatever your views on the Tinkerman, that's impressive.

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It is. My view, in a nutshell is that he very almost made it while he was here, and that we were unlucky not to have won the Premiership. But then he cocked it up bigtime against Monaco which is what tarnishes the memory of his time at the Bridge. But that doesn't make him a bad manager, not by a long way.

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Agree Lofty, he was hitting a dodgy period around that time, but it was at a time where we needed to win a Trophy.

Was a good Manager, took a while to warm to him as I was gutted about the Vialli push for ages after (still am to an extent icon_lol.gif ).

Good Manager, but a 'Nearly' manager. 'Nearly' Winning Trophies..

A few key players now, were actually signed under the Claudio era.

With a Manager like Jose stepping in, he completed the package, and so followed cups.

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Well done CR!!! Big fan of the man. Top bloke. Hope he gets the gig at Man City. Press conferences between him and JM should be a riot!

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I think that Ranieri did a great job at Chelsea for the first 3 years (until Roman came along).

You have to remember that he inherited Vialli's ageing squad, and he did a pretty decent job (especially decent given our financial situation at the time) rebuilding it - with young talent like Terry, Lampard, Gudjonson etc.

Unfortunately, when Roman took over, it was pretty clear that Ranieri was not the man to take us to the next level - and I think that Roman and Kenyon identified this pretty much from day 1 - and I think he was only kept on for the full season because Erikson turned them down.

I think that last season he was in charge was a strange one, with a squad half-built by him, and half filled with "superstars" that were not in his plans. To finish second in the league (to a pretty decent Arsenal side at the time) and reach the semis of the champion's league (same as what JM achieved this season) was a pretty good result all things considered.

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he's a sh*t nothing manager.

p.s. it was despite ranieri, not because of him.

Agreed. He was far too nice to be any good in any case.

Lads!!

  • Cech

Gallas

Petit

Made JT Captain

2nd place (for first time ever)

Semi Champions League (for first time ever)

W Bridge

FA Cup Final 2002

Maka

J Cole

Beating Sp*rs 8-0 in a week

Champions League Qaulification-without spending a penny

Bring Carlo through from the ressies.

For ALWAYS respecting the loyal Chelsea support and acting like a true gent

  • Just a few reasons why calling Ranieri a 'sh*t' manager is a non-sense.
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For ALWAYS respecting the loyal Chelsea support and acting like a true gent

It's a lost cause to try to argue this one with them' date=' mate. Let it go. The rest of us know he was a terrific manager. Maybe not a 'great' manager in the way JM is, but he got us our highest ever finish (at that stage) prior to our one league win. Got us to the semi final of the CL for the first time (and we've not got any further under JM of course). Had a great eye for talent (better than JMs - buy for buy). Brought some great players through. And was an all round nice bloke. But apparently that's not enough for some. Hence: [img']{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_rolleyes.gif[/img] - which pretty much says it all.

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he's a sh*t nothing manager.

p.s. it was despite ranieri, not because of him.

Agreed. He was far too nice to be any good in any case.

this man knows his onions. and his managers.

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I am grateful for what he did and he was never anything less than respectful and caring of the club and us the fans. He was/is a "good" manager/team builder, but never in the top league alongside the Capellos Lippis Mourinhos Fergusons. He's not even close.

IMO it was right for him to go and here's two reasons why:

Players lost belief in him and his methods.

He totally lost the dressing room after Monaco.

PS: For the benefit of the people who have watched it fly over their heads, Liam and G4 are doing irony.

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  • 1 year later...

wasn't really possible to do better with that squad, and he can feel very hard done by- he can still be happy with his work there, and he'll leave juve in a very good position to carry on next year. his stock should still be strong in england and very strong in italy... boyhood roma fan and if spalletti (who is great- better than nearly every non-hiddink option we've been linked with) makes a move to milan or juve then claudio might have a chance to manage roma (a bit of a poisoned chalice though).

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