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Pictures: Claudio Ranieri's highs and lows

The Leicester City manager has been sacked just nine months after leading the team to Premier League glory. Here are the highs, lows and funny quotes from Claudio Ranieri's career so far.
Happier times - the Italian's first season in charge of Leicester City ended with success as he turned a team that narrowly avoided relegation into Premier League champions.
Claudio Ranieri and the Leicester City football clubPA
His team's victory led him to win Coach of the Year at the 2016 BBC Sports Personality awards.
Claudio Ranieri winning Coach of the Year at the 2016 BBC Sports Personality AwardsAP
Before Leicester, Claudio managed a whole host of other football clubs including Valencia, Atletico Madrid, Inter Milan and another Premier League team, Chelsea. From 2000 to 2004 he took Chelsea to an FA Cup final and a Champions League semi-final.
Claudio Ranieri as manager of ChelseaGetty Images
Last season's Premier League win meant this season Leicester are in the Champions League too, playing against the top teams in Europe. So far they've made it through to the last 16 in the Champions League.
Jamie Vardy and Claudio RanieriGetty Images
Claudio has become well known for some of the funny things he says to journalists about his team. One of the best known is 'Dilly Ding, Dilly Dong' - referring to him trying to keep his players focused by ringing an imaginary bell in training sessions.
Claudio RanieriReuters
He must love food - he offered free pizza if his team kept a clean sheet during a game. He said "I told them when we make a clean sheet I pay to everybody a pizza".
Claudio Ranieri at Leicester's stadiumReuters
And then a butcher named a sausage in honour of the Leicester manager, Ranieri said: "I pay for pizza, you pay for the sausage... I am the sausageman."
Claudio RanieriGetty Images
But their performance in the Premier League this season has gone badly... After 26 games last year they were top of the table on 53 points - this season they are 17th after 25 games, with only 21 points. This pic is from Leicester's last Premier League match under the leadership of Ranieri - they lost 2-0 to Swansea City.
Claudio Ranieri as Leicester City play Swansea City.Getty Images
When Leicester won the Premier League, the club's chairman and vice-chairman seemed very pleased with the result. But today the vice-chairman, Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha, said though sacking Claudio was the "most difficult decision... we are duty-bound to the club's long-term interests above all sense of personal sentiment". So it's the end of the road for Ranieri at Leicester City, farewell Foxes!
Claudio Ranieri with Leicester City bossesPA