Claudio Ranieri has won The Best FIFA Football Coach of 2016

Claudio Ranieri is an Italian football manager and former player. He is the current manager of English club Leicester City, he has won The Best FIFA Football Coach of 2016.

Claudio Ranieri is an Italian football manager and former player. He is the current manager of English club Leicester City; he has won The Best FIFA Football Coach of 2016.

Leicester City clinched the Barclays Premier League title the 2nd May 2016.

This was the first time the club had won the title in their 132-year history. The team's success was described as a "fairytale" and the "most unlikely triumph in the history of team sport". In spite of Ranieri's previous "Tinkerman" nickname, Leicester consistently played the same line-up under his stewardship, using fewer players than any other team. With Leicester, Ranieri reverted to his preferred 4–4–2 formation, which made use of heavy pressing, defensive organisation, and fast counter-attacks.

On 16 May, Ranieri was named Manager of the Year for 2016 by the League Managers' Association, and on 18 May, he was named the 2016 Barclays Premier League Manager of the Season. He was also awarded Grand Officer of the Italian Order of Merit and the Enzo Bearzot Award as best Italian manager of the year.

In December, Ranieri was named as one of the three finalists for the 2016 Best FIFA Men's Coach; he won the award on 9 January 2017.