Claudio Ranieri, born October 20, 1951, is a world-renowned professional football manager and is one of the few individuals to have managed teams in the Premier League, Serie A and UEFA Champions League. He is a Libra, the sign of balance and justice, an air element sign known for its diplomacy, charm and strong sense of fairness.
Claudio Ranieri was born in Rome, to parents of modest means, who instilled in him values of hard work, respect, and fairness from a young age. He was raised in a small town in the province of Latina, just south of Rome, and from an early age was inspired by the world of football – both by his father, who was a club president, and a coach, who he himself emulated. With strong determination to become a professional football coach, Ranieri worked hard to make his dream a reality and soon established himself as a successful coach in Italy.
These traits, rooted in Ranieri’s Libra traits, can be seen in his coaching style and interactions with players. His approach is considered to be one of the most diplomatic and respectful, focusing on creating a fair and balanced team environment, where everyone can contribute and be heard – something which is in line with Libran values. Ranieri has been successful at getting the best out of his players, often motivating them with a combination of kindness and gentle guidance.
In his early years, Ranieri had successful coaching stints at teams like Napoli and Cagliari, with a brief appearance as a player at Catanzaro. He eventually got his big break in 1999, when he was recruited to manage Chelsea, where he led them to 2 FA Cup Finals and was awarded “Manager of the Year” in 2000 by the Football Writers’ Association, a major career achievement. During this time, Ranieri’s style was often described as tactical and strategic, and he had a particular ability to navigate any situation with coolness and patience, often resolving disputes or issues before they got out of hand – areas in which he incorporated his Libra traits.
In 2002, Ranieri shocked everyone when he took over the newly established AS Monaco, a seemingly impossible task for the time. He proceeded to have a tremendous season and was a major part in making the team a surprise contender for the title. From this point, Ranieri went on to manage teams like Juventus, AS Roma, Leicester City and a host of other prestigious teams, with various successes and accolades along the way.
Ranieri’s determination, hard work and diplomatic approach, inherent in the Libra sign, are what have made him a success in the world of football, and have seen him elevate to the status of one of the greatest managers in the football world. Ranieri’s success can be attributed to his trademark approach – combining charm and fair play with his own determined and patient attitude, all traits which have been part and parcel of the Libra-born.