Former Chelsea defender William Gallas has revealed that he congratulated his former manager Claudio Ranieri for winning the Premier League title with Leicester City.
It remains as one of the unprecedented achievements by any club in English football history considering the level of competition at the top division. The likes of Manchester United, Chelsea, and Manchester City have dominated the game in the last decade, while the list extends only to Arsenal when the entire Premier League history is taken into account. Amidst such intense competition, Ranieri was able to take a team that had just avoided relegation in the previous season and win the title.
Gallas was one of the players signed by Ranieri when he was at Chelsea for a period of four years before being sacked after the arrival of Roman Abramovich. His good work done with Leicester have led many people to look back at his time at Chelsea. The blues enjoyed a lot of success from the players signed by the Italian and this includes Gallas, who later went on to play for Arsenal and Tottenham before recently retiring from football. Gallas has also recalled the criticism of Ranieri that the Italian has not won major trophies with other clubs. He believes that the Italian has just not been lucky enough at his previous clubs.
“I was very happy for him because I knew him from Chelsea, we were together for two to three years. I wanted to thank him. I had the opportunity to thank him today.I was very proud for him because he had not won anything for a long time. I think he did a great job at Leicester, especially with the team he had, it was not obvious. He put a lot of rigour in this team and at the end of the championship, they won,” said Gallas.