Italian CLAUDIO RANIERI, currently under contract until 2018 but his salary will be double as a reward for leading the Leicester City to a shock title win in May.

The-64-year-old, has made clear that he wanted to finish his managerial career at the King Power Stadium – and the club’s Thai owners have responded by handing him a long-term deal.

Former Chelsea boss was out of work when Leicester appointed him as their manager 13 months ago.

Many doubted whether he would succeed in the East Midlands, and he was strongly tipped to be the first top-flight manager to lose his job last season.

But despite the fact that Leicester were 5,000-1 to win the league, Ranieri led them to the English title for the first time in their 132-year history, and was named manager of the year at the end of the campaign.

Ranieri saying: “I think before the season, I will sign.

“When my agent comes to me and says ‘sign’, I will sign without looking.”