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Jedi Master Claudio Ranieri

An Obi-wan Kenobi tribute in honor of the near unbelievable job done by the manager of Leicester City, Claudio Ranieri, on his club's way to winning English soccer's top division, the EPL.  Claudio is an older manager cut from a different cloth. Who's sage wisdom and calm under pressure of performance and scrutiny of media helped the Leicester City Foxes to a championship. They prevailed over teams with astronomically large budgets, laden with stars that underperformed in the type of underdog or cinderella story for the ages.

One of my favorite Star Wars characters was the Sir Alec Guinness version of Ben Kenobi. A humble, wise, teacher who modeled a form of stately grace. Underestimate him even in old age at your peril. Much as Kenobi was heralded for legendary deeds. Hopefully Claudio is soon knighted for his contribution to english football and for spreading the love of the world's favorite game. As for next season I hope that Claudio can hold on to his best players and continue to defy the odds. Certainly I won't be the only one tuning in on the Foxes fate.

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