Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri has stated that, despite his side’s Premier League success story, they cannot compare themselves to Brian Clough’s Nottingham Forest.

The huge 5000/1 outsiders beat off competition from the Premier League’s giants to secure the Premier League title last week.

But in an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport, Ranieri stated that Brian Clough’s Nottingham Forest pulled off a greater achievement.

ESPN quotes the Leicester manager as saying “people always try to look for something exceptional in sport but I think that, 30-40 years ago, Nottingham Forest did something even greater than what we have done.

“They got promoted from the second division, then they won the First Division title and then won the European Cup twice, so let’s just wait a few more years.”

Forest were crowned champions in 1977-78 after securing promotion to the top flight a year earlier. They then went onto win back-to-back European Cups in the two seasons that followed.

This season has been one to forget for Forest, finished 16th in the Sky Bet Championship table having won 13 games and finishing on 55 points.

Current Leeds United boss Steve Evans is the bookies favourite to take over as manager of the Nottingham club for the 2016/17 season.


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