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Claudio Ranieri's Leicester career in pictures

The Fulham boss will welcome his former club Leicester to Craven Cottage on Wednesday.

Claudio Ranieri will face his former club Leicester for the first time since his dismissal when Fulham host the Foxes on Wednesday.

Ranieri famously guided 5000-1 outsiders Leicester to the Premier League title in 2016 on the back of a solid team spirit, the goals of striker Jamie Vardy and the form of bargain signings like N'Golo Kante and Riyad Mahrez.

Here, Press Association Sport looks at Ranieri's time at Leicester in pictures.

Claudio Ranieri
Ranieri took charge at Leicester in 2015 (Mike Egerton/PA)
Claudio Ranieri
Following a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace, Ranieri rewarded his players with pizza and champagne (Nigel French/PA)
By December Leicester fans were beginning to believe something special was happening at their club (Mike Egerton/PA)
Claudio Ranieri, left, and Mauricio Pochettino
Ranieri, left, and Mauricio Pochettino met in the FA Cup third round in January 2016, with Tottenham winning after a replay. Ranieri would have the last laugh in the title race, though (Nigel French/PA)
Claudio Ranieri and Riyad Mahrez
Ranieri got the best out of Riyad Mahrez and it was the manager's unconventional style which won him many plaudits, including his famous "dilly ding, dilly dong" bell which he used to keep the players amused (Nick Potts/PA)
A board advertising Claudio Ranieri sausages
One Leicester butcher celebrated by creating a Ranieri sausage (Nick Mashiter/PA)
A 1-1 draw against Manchester United at Old Trafford in May put Leicester on the brink of the title (Martin Rickett/PA)
Chelsea fans
One Chelsea fan made his feelings known ahead of the game with Leicester's title rivals Tottenham. A 2-2 draw secured the trophy for former Chelsea boss Ranieri's Foxes (John Walton/PA)
Claudio Ranieri and his players with the Premier League trophy
Ranieri and the Leicester players were presented with the trophy on home soil (Nick Potts/PA)
Leicester title celebration bus
Ranieri joined his players and fans for an open top bus celebration around the streets of Leicester (Nigel French/PA)
A Claudio Ranieri mural in Leicester
Ranieri was sacked in February 2017 with Leicester one point above the relegation zone but the Italian had left a lasting impression on the city (Chris Radburn/PA)

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