‘In our moment of dire need, you have answered… now, you receive the homage of your people’: Claudio Ranieri in tears as Roma fans pay tribute to manager during final game
- Claudio Ranieri was left in tears during Roma’s 2-1 victory over Parma on Sunday
- The Roma fans paid a special tribute to their manager during the Serie A clash
- It was the former Leicester manager’s last game in charge of the Serie A club
- Ranieri has a special connection with the club, having also played for them
Claudio Ranieri was left in tears as Roma fans paid a brilliant tribute to their manager in his final game in charge of the Serie A outfit on Sunday.
Roma beat Parma 2-1 at the Stadio Olimpico in their final game of the season to finish sixth in Serie A following a tough campaign both domestically and in Europe.
Ranieri returned to Roma in March after replacing Eusebio di Francesco, who was sacked after the club’s 4-3 aggregate defeat by Porto in the last 16 of the Champions League.
Claudio Ranieri was left in tears as Roma fans paid tribute to him in his final game in charge
The Italian manager tries to hold back the tears during the Serie A encounter on Sunday
The Roma fans held up a banner, saying: ‘Now, you receive the homage of your people’
The Italian was a hugely popular choice as manager and it showed on Sunday as Roma fans showed their huge respect for the 67-year-old.
During the victory over Parma, the Roma supporters displayed a touching sign to the former Leicester boss, which read: ‘Mr. Ranieri, in our moment of dire need, you have answered. Now, you receive the homage of your people.’
And Ranieri was visibly left inconsolable as he lapped up the special praise from the Roma faithful on the weekend after signing a deal until the end of the season.
The Italian has a special connection with the Giallorossi fans, having been manager at the club during the years of 2009-11.
Ranieri acknowledges the Roma supporters during the club’s 2-1 victory over Parma on Sunday
Ranieri, who was born in Rome, started off his playing career at his boyhood club as well, featuring a handful of times for the Italian outfit between 1973-74.
Ranieri has shown plenty of emotion on the pitch before, most notably as he celebrated Leicester’s remarkable Premier League title victory in 2016.
The former Premier League boss, who was sacked by Fulham last season, was almost brought to tears as opera singer Andrea Bocelli serenaded the King Power Stadium after Leicester’s title victory was confirmed.
Ranieri led Bocelli onto the field prior to Leicester’s match with Everton before the world-renowned tenor sang emotional versions of Nessun Dorma and Time To Say Goodbye.
Ranieri was nearly brought to tears when Andrea Bocelli sang at the King Power Stadium
Bocelli sang powerful renditions of Nessun Dorma and Time To Say Goodbye next to Ranieri