Football: Claudio Ranieri wins League Managers' award

Leicester City's Italian manager Claudio Ranieri gesturing after the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Leicester City on May 15, 2016.
Leicester City's Italian manager Claudio Ranieri gesturing after the English Premier League football match between Chelsea and Leicester City on May 15, 2016. PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (REUTERS) - Claudio Ranieri was named the League Managers' Association (LMA) manager of the year on Monday after leading 5,000-1 outsiders Leicester City to an improbable Premier League title.

The 64-year-old is only the second non-British or Irish manager to win the accolade after Frenchman Arsene Wenger won it with Arsenal in 2002 and 2004.

The award capped a day of celebration for the Italian as he joined the players in a victory parade on an open-top bus through the streets of Leicester in front of about 250,000 ecstatic fans.

Under Ranieri's guidance, Leicester won their first ever top flight title.