‘This is romance, this is a fairy tale’ 71-year-old coach Ranieri returns after 31 years, Cagliari Serie A ‘promotion gift’

Coach Claudio Ranieri Cagliari (71), who wrote a fairy tale about Leicester City winning the Premier League like a miracle, wrote another fairy tale.

Cagliari, led by coach Ranieri, scored a dramatic winning goal by Leonardo Pavoletti in the 4th minute of extra time in the second half in the second leg of the 2022-2023 Italian Serie B promotion playoff final against Bari held at Stadio San Nicola in Bari, Italy on the 12th (Korean time). won to 0.

Cagliari, who drew 1-1 in the home game in the first leg, recorded a total of 1 win and 1 draw with the victory that day, and vomited the spirit of being promoted again after one season after being relegated.

Coach Ranieri, who has been through a lot of pre-natal battles, took the helm of Cagliari again in January, in the middle of the season, after nearly 31 years. Coach Ranieri served as the Cagliari command tower from 1988 to 1991, the early period of his leadership, and was treated as a hero by promoting a team from the 3rd division to the 1st division.

Ranieri’s success at Cagliari has led him to coach Napoli, Fiorentina, Valencia, Atletico Madrid, Chelsea, Parma, Juventus, Roma, Inter Milan, Monaco, the Greek national team, Leicester City, Nantes, Fulham, Sampdoria, Watford and countless other teams. took on

It wasn’t always acknowledged. During his time at Chelsea, he was nicknamed ‘The Tinker Man’ for changing the line-up so often.

However, in the 2015-2016 season, he reached the peak of his coaching career by winning the Premier League with Leicester.

Director Ranieri’s fairy tale continued. He raised Cagliari, who had fallen to 14th just before his appointment, to 5th in the final rankings. In Serie B, 1st place (Frosinone) and 2nd place (Genoa) are promoted directly, and 3rd to 8th places play off with one last promotion ticket.

Cagliari advanced to the semifinals by beating Venice 2-1 in the playoff qualifiers, and advanced to the final by beating Parma, who was held up by Gianluigi Buffon, 3-2 on aggregate. And finally, the promotion was confirmed.안전놀이터

Immediately after being promoted, coach Ranieri hugged the coaches and players with a flushed expression and shared joy.

Coincidentally, during Ranieri’s highly successful season in Italy, Leicester suffered relegation. “Football brings dreams and nightmares at the same time,” Ranieri said.

Meanwhile, in Serie A, Spezia, Cremonese and Sampdoria have been relegated. ‘Lee Seung-woo’s former team’ Ellas Verona survived by beating Spezia after the relegation playoff.

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