Roma and Cagliari will bring another weekend of Serie A action to an end when they meet at Stadio Olimpico on Monday night.
Claudio Ranieri has managed top-flight sides in Italy, England, Spain and France including Inter Milan, Juventus, Roma, Chelsea, Valencia and Leicester, and is currently in charge of Cagliari.
Among his collection of silverware, Ranieri won the 1999 Copa del Rey with Valencia and the Coppa Italia at Fiorentina in 1996.
Cladio Ranieri's playing days
Ranieri signed a contract with his local club and the team he supported, AS Roma, in 1973. However, Ranieri would only go on to make six appearances before departing for the club he spent the majority of his playing career with, Catanzaro.
Claudio Ranieri's first steps in management
He took over at Napoli in 1991, shortly after Diego Maradona had left the club, and led the financially-troubled club to fourth place and UEFA Cup qualification.
With world-class players such as Rui Costa and club legend Gabriel Batistuta purchased on their return to the top division, it was clear that Ranieri and Fiorentina meant business. The club continued on an upward curve in the next two years and in 1996 won both the Supercoppa Italiano and the Coppa Italia.
Claudio Ranieri and Copa del Rey success
His first spell in Spain was a successful one, with the Italian guiding Valencia to Champions League qualification in 1999. Ranieri also won the Intertoto Cup in 1998 but perhaps his best achievement with Valencia was their 1999 Copa del Rey success.
En route to the final, Ranieri's team which featured Santiago Canizares, Gaizka Mendieta and Claudio Lopez, defeated both Barcelona and Real Madrid over two legs, teeing up a final with another big-hitting side in Atletico Madrid.
The rise of 'The Tinkerman'
Ranieri was appointed as Chelsea manager in September 2000, taking over from fellow Italian Gianluca Vialli.
His first match in charge of the Blues was at the reigning Premier League champions Manchester United who were coming into the season on the back of an unprecedented treble. Still to grasp the English language, Ranieri's Premier League introduction could not have been tougher. Nevertheless, the Italian tactician was able to help his new team come away with a point courtesy of a thrilling 3-3 draw.
He had recruited wisely in his first couple of seasons, bringing in Emmanuel Petit, Frank Lampard and William Gallas and his large squad size allowed him to rotate his side and keep it fresh.
Billionaire owner Roman Abramovich took over in 2003 and this allowed Ranieri to change his squad even more before leaving in 2004, paving the way for Jose Mourinho to come to Stamford Bridge from Porto.
Four more Italian clubs on the Claudio Ranieri's CV
His success at Parma led to him being strongly linked with the Manchester City job, with bookmakers even suspending betting on him after a wave of money came in for the Italian.
However, the Italian stayed in Serie A to manage Juventus, where he would spend almost two seasons at the helm. In his first season he guided them to a third-placed finish, considered a success by fans and the board.
The following season, they improved to finish the season in second but Ranieri was no longer in charge come the end of the campaign having been relieved of his duties when Inter were confirmed as league champions. A round-of-16 exit in the Champions League and a seven-match winless spell had put Ranieri under pressure and with the fans turning on him his fate was sealed.
Roma, though, would forfeit their lead to title rivals Inter and would also lose in the Coppa Italia final to Jose Mourinho's outfit.
Ranieri produces another quick transformation, this time at Monaco
The 5000/1 miracle with Leicester City
Ranieri's appointment as manager of Leicester City was something of a shock. Many felt the sacking of Nigel Pearson was harsh after he had steered the club away from what looked almost certain relegation the previous season.
He promised he would buy his players pizzas when they finally managed to keep a clean sheet and they obliged with a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace in their tenth game.
Leicester were expected to falter as the big names gathered at the top of the table but in the end it was nearest-challengers Tottenham who blinked first. Needing to beat Chelsea to maintain their interest in the title race, Spurs let slip a 2-0 lead to draw 2-2, handing the Foxes their first-ever top-flight championship.
Claudio Ranieri post-Leicester City
In October 2021, Watford announced that Ranieri would take over from Xisco Munoz on a two-year contract.