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Claudio Ranieri has returned to the King Power Stadium to pay respects to Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.
The Italian manager did the unthinkable under Srivaddhanaprabha's guidance. He won the Premier League title in 2016 following an incredible vision.
He's since returned to the home of Leicester City, laying a wreath in the Thai's honour.
Claudio Ranieri, who managed Leicester City in our 2015/16 Premier League title-winning season, has visited King Power Stadium to pay his respects. pic.twitter.com/Ifdk851kLG- Leicester City (@LCFC) November 1, 2018
Claudio Ranieri has visited the King Power Stadium to pay his respects to those who died in the helicopter crash and to lay a wreath for Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha, with whom he helped Leicester City do the seemingly impossible :blue_heart::pray:#LCFC pic.twitter.com/l14KDs69E2- Match of the Day (@BBCMOTD) November 1, 2018
Ranieri also paid tribute to the wonderfully generous man.
"I was terribly shaken by the news," he said. "He was a good man and always had a positive word for everyone.
"His positivity and ability to make everybody love him was clear for all to see. He came into the dressing room only to dispense kind words, never to reproach you.
"One time soon after my birthday, he arrived in the dressing room with a huge cake and made everyone sing 'Happy Birthday.'
"He was an illuminated man and everything he touched became better. Now it's up to his son, who has always been in love with football, to carry on in his father's footsteps."
Ranieri praised the role Srivaddhanaprabha had in that incredible title win against all the odds, revealing just how involved he would be prior to games.
"I remember when we first met that I immediately thought he was a positive person, full of energy. My objective when I arrived at Leicester was to secure Premier League safety, then we all know what happened.
"Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha made a very important contribution to the Premier League victory, as he'd arrive 30 minutes before the game to embrace everyone. He never said a word out of turn, was always happy with a smile on his face.
"I am so sad right now, I want to join the family in their grief."
Rest in peace.
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